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Weather puts Discovery launch on hold

The launch of the space shuttle Discovery, set to take place at 6:36 this morning, has been delayed for 24 hours due to weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, CNET News.com reports.

The launch of the space shuttle Discovery, set to take place at 6:36 this morning, has been delayed for 24 hours due to weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, CNET News.com reports.

The launch was called off by Nasa 10 minutes before it was set to take place, after lightning and offshore storms came up, contradicting the local forecast, which had predicted that weather conditions would improve.

The shuttle is undertaking a 13-day mission to deliver equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. For more on the delayed Discovery launch, see William Harwood's blog on CNET News.com.

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