Ferocious thunderstorms drenched Cape Canaveral on Thursday. Lightning struck near the launch pad at 1 p.m., delaying for 30 minutes the retraction of the rotating scaffolding that encases the shuttle on the launch pad. More storms were expected today
It’s the end of an era," said Gifford, 38, a Windows engineer. "It’s kind of bittersweet. I understand the economics behind it; (the shuttle program) didn’t turn out the way the planned economically. I hope they come up with something better, more economical.".
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