Ahhhh... Wish it was that simple. Then they could just pick it up again tomorrow.
Storm grounds space shuttle AtlantisLooks like it's gonna be at least a few more days since they're actually puttin' Atlantis back in the garage, so to speak.
By Irene Klotz Mon Aug 28, 8:38 AM ET
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday said it plans to pull the space shuttle Atlantis off its seaside Florida launch pad and return the ship to a protective hangar due to concerns about encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto.
The move will postpone for an uncertain period of time this week's planned launch of Atlantis on a mission considered vital to the future of the
International Space Station.
The launch originally had been set for Sunday. It was rescheduled for Tuesday due to concerns about possible damage from a lightning bolt that hit the shuttle's launch pad on Friday.
Ernesto, which could regain hurricane strength before making its expected landfall in south Florida late on Tuesday or early Wednesday, triggered the decision to call off Tuesday's launch attempt, public affairs officials at the U.S. space agency said on Monday.
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Ernesto doesn't look like much of a Hurricane, so lets hope this is the worst of the damage this storm will cause.