Weather scratches Monday launch, NASA aims for Tuesday, June 20

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. (Delmarvanow.com) -- With thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday evening, NASA announced that it would not try to launch its Terrier Improved Malemute rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The next try will come on Tuesday.

"The weather is not expected to be conducive for launch," NASA said.

According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are likely at Wallops on Monday, mainly after 8 p.m., and could bring heavy rainfall.

The launch has been canceled and delayed repeatedly since May 31. Reasons for canceling the launch have ranged from high winds, cloud cover, and boats in the hazard area, NASA said.

The original launch date window was set to close June 18, but NASA said it added June 19, 20 and 24 to the window. So now it's down to Tuesday and Saturday.

The launch time window is between 9:06 p.m. and 9:21 p.m. Tuesday, NASA said.

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