Reblogged from youtube.com July 12th, 2009 at 2:05 am 0 notes #space #science #NASA #weather
Lightning strikes on Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are captured by an Operational Television Camera. Eleven lightning strikes occurred within 0.3 miles of the pad during a thunderstorm July 10 as space shuttle Endeavour was prepared for launch. Mission managers delayed Endeavour’s planned liftoff July 11 as a precaution to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data and retest systems on the orbiter and solid rockets boosters. The next launch attempt for the STS-127 mission is planned for 7:13 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 12.