Weather forces 2nd delay for critical space station shipment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's another no-go for the first space station supply run in months from the U.S. For the second day in a row, the weather at Cape Canaveral, Florida, delayed the launch of much-needed food and other astronaut supplies Friday. Gusty wind prevented the unmanned rocket...

 
              A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands ready for a second launch attempt at launch complex 41at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as photographers adjust their remote cameras, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch scheduled for early evening was scrubbed Thursday because of poor weather conditions. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's another no-go for the first space station supply run in months from the U.S.

For the second day in a row, the weather at Cape Canaveral, Florida, delayed the launch of much-needed food and other astronaut supplies Friday.

Gusty wind prevented the unmanned rocket from lifting off at dusk with 7,400 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. Thursday's launch attempt was rained out.

The next opportunity is Saturday. Once again, poor weather is forecast.

The six space station astronauts have gone without U.S. shipments since April. That's because of launch accidents by NASA's two commercial suppliers. Still grounded in Virginia, Orbital ATK bought another company's rocket, the veteran Atlas, to get supplies moving again and fulfill its NASA contract. The SpaceX company also remains grounded.

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