Fla. weather moves shuttle landing to California

Fla. weather moves shuttle landing to California: Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts are headed to California. Dangerously high wind and a stormy sky prevented Endeavour from returning to its home in Florida on Sunday. With a gloomy outlook for Monday as well, Mission Control instructed the astronauts to head for sunny Edwards Air Force Base, the backup landing site. Touchdown is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. EST. It will be the first space shuttle landing at Edwards in more than a year. NASA prefers ending shuttle flights at Kennedy Space Center because it takes about a week and costs $1.8 million to transport a shuttle from California. Endeavour and its crew are ending a 16-day trip that left the international space station freshly remodeled and capable of housing bigger crews.


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