Shuttle launch rescheduled for Saturday

Posted By on December 8, 2006

Discovery on padI wanted to write about the launch of the Shuttle Discovery and STS-116, but weather has delayed the planned Thursday night (12/7/2006) launch until Saturday. The launch was declared scrubbed at 21:36. For the aging Discovery, this is the 33rd mission and 117th space shuttle flight. The STS-116 mission is scheduled for 12-days and the crew will continue construction on the International Space Station. The highpower of the mission will be additional space walks to rewire and add a segment to its integrated truss structure. Cross your fingers for better weather on Saturday.

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.