Endeavour set to land in Florida
FLORIDA - The space shuttle Endeavour has been cleared for reentry to
Earth yesterday but uncertain weather conditions in Florida may force it
to land in California, NASA officials said Saturday.
"Endeavour looks to me and to the experts in fact to be as clean or
even cleaner than any vehicule we have flown," NASA Mission Management
Team chairman LeRoy Cain told a press conference.
Just after the Endeavour undocked Friday from the International Space
Station (ISS), a final inspection of its nose cap and wing leading edge
panels was conducted by camera and laser device.
Cain said that after completing the damage assessment, his team had
cleared Endeavour's thermal shield for a safe entry and landing.