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NASA Delays Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour

Officials announced that NASA has canceled Saturday's launch effort of space shuttle Endeavour on a construction mission to the International Space Station to assess possible damage from overnight lightning strikes.

The launch was rescheduled for 7:13 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

The shuttle is carrying a porch for Japan's Kibo laboratory that will be used to expose experiments to the open environment of space.

NASA reported nine lightning strikes less than a mile from the launch pad.

NASA tried twice last month to launch Endeavour, but was blocked by potentially dangerous hydrogen fuel leaks.

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