HOUSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Inclement weather has forced NASA to cancel plans to land the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.
The space agency said on its Web site the Atlantis astronauts will instead be spending another day in space and will next attempt the land the craft at 10:11 a.m. Sunday.
The shuttle, which is returning from a 10-day mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, was originally slotted for a 9:15 a.m. Saturday landing, which was then pushed back to 10:24 a.m. before being scrubbed altogether.
Similarly poor weather conditions also prevented Atlantis from landing at Kennedy on Friday. Two possible landings were waved off then because of thunderstorms, low cloud ceilings and showers over land and the Atlantic Ocean.