California is on Standby for Possible Endeavor Landing

Shuttle could be forced to land at Edwards giving us some Monday booms

Twin sonic booms may echo across Southern California on Monday because bad weather in Florida and California caused the Space Shuttle Endeavor to postpone its scheduled landing for Sunday.

NASA officials said they had two windows to land Endeavor in Florida Sunday night and another two in Antelope Valley, but both are now "no goes" because of heavy winds and rain.  NASA is now looking at the possibilities of a Monday landing in Antelope Valley.

As the space shuttle enters the earth's atmosphere, it travels faster than the speed of sound triggering a sonic boom to occur. Emergency dispatchers frequently receive an overload of incoming 911 calls as people report hearing and feeling "some type of explosion."


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