Discovery ready to fly.. weather permitting..

The weather is the only factor left in the decision on whether the Space Shuttle Discovery will launch on schedule today – that’s 3.49pm local time, which turns into 8.49pm here. Both The Guardian and the BBC have reports, including the safety concerns following the damage caused during last year’s launch when sections of foam broke away. As then, NASA TV will broadcast the launch live on the internet in a variety of formats, and this time round they’ve decided to blog it too. I’d expect a repeat podcast from space at some point.. Fingers crossed then. Update Weather was not permitting, launch delayed 24 hours.