Wind delays NASA launch of twin moon spacecraft
Thursday, September 8, 2011
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — High wind has forced a one-day launch delay for NASA's newest moon spacecraft.
An unmanned rocket was supposed to blast off from Cape Canaveral on Thursday with the twin probes. But the countdown was halted because of gusty wind in the flight path.
NASA says it will try again Friday, despite another poor weather forecast. Launch time is 8:33 a.m. The space agency has just two single-second launch windows every day.
The Grail mission is the first in more than 50 years of lunar exploration that's dedicated to measuring the moon's gravity.