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Atlantis Set to Launch (Updated)
News story originally written on May 4, 2000
NASA is starting to wonder if the Space Shuttle Atlantis will ever make it into space again. Three days of bad weather kept the shuttle on the launch pad. The mission has already been delayed numerous times because of space shuttle problems and Commander James Halsell's ankle sprain.
NASA says the next scheduled launch is on May 18, 2000. The mission was delayed three weeks because a weather satellite has to be launched first. When they are finally in space, the astronauts will visit the International Space Station. The mission involves replacing worn out parts and adjusting the station's orbit.
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