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NASA has scrubbed today's planned lift-off of space shuttle Endeavour due to a "low cloud ceiling" at Kennedy Space Center. The agency says the next launch opportunity is tomorrow (Monday) at 09:14 GMT. Endeavour's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station will be the last nighttime shuttle launch. The 13-day excursion …

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Err?

So err does Shuttle V Cloud = Cloud wins?

Why does a low cloud ceiling mean the shuttle cant launch?

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Because

Breaking through cloud can cause nasty static discharges which could damage the fragile skin of the orbiter.

The lower the cloud base, the more likely a static discharge.

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Ouch

just bumped into some fog!

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