Wind delays supplies for space station

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Russia's Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Kazakhstan's cosmonaut Aydyn Aimbetov, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Denmark's astronaut Andreas Mogensen (Photo credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — High wind has forced another delay for the first U.S. shipment of space station supplies since spring.

With less than four hours remaining in the countdown, launch director Bill Cullen called off Saturday’s attempt to send an unmanned Atlas rocket soaring. The team will try again Sunday.

This is the third day in a row that bad weather has forced a postponement. Sunday’s weather is slightly better, but still only a 40 percent chance of acceptable conditions.

NASA is anxious to get its commercial supply chain moving again for the International Space Station.


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