NASA Sets New Discovery Launch Date for July 4

Astrovan goes toward shuttle Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery astronauts ride in the astrovan on their way to boarding the shuttle at Kennedy Space Center July 2, 2006, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch was later halted due to poor weather. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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For the second consecutive day, thunderheads have forced NASA to delay the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. NASA will try the launch again on the Fourth of July, when weather is expected to improve.



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