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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-3895
katherine.trinidad@nasa.gov

George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

07.31.07
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 07-097
 
 
NASA Postpones Phoenix Launch
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Friday's scheduled launch of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket has been postponed 24 hours. The two available launch times on Saturday, Aug. 4, are 5:26:34 a.m. and 6:02:59 a.m. EDT.

Due to a forecast for severe weather around the Kennedy Space Center launch pad in Florida on Tuesday afternoon, fueling of the second stage will not be completed. Although fueling is expected to be finished Wednesday morning, there is insufficient contingency time in the schedule to move forward with the launch on Friday.

The prelaunch news conference is now scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at the NASA press site at Kennedy Space Center. All other planned events for the news media will occur 24 hours after their originally scheduled times. NASA Television and Web coverage for launch will begin at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. For more information about the Phoenix mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/phoenix


For more information about NASA TV, streaming video, and downlink and schedule information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov
 

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