NASA: Weather iffy for space shuttle's return -

NASA: Weather iffy for space shuttle's return

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its astronauts are aiming for a Sunday night landing in Florida. But NASA says the weather outlook is iffy.

The mission management team chairman, LeRoy Cain, said Saturday there's about a 50-50 chance -- maybe a little better -- that the weather will cooperate at Kennedy Space Center. Rain and low clouds are the main concerns for the scheduled 10:16 p.m. touchdown.

Mission Control will have Edwards Air Force Base in California ready to support a landing as well, just in case Florida doesn't pan out. That's the backup site.

Endeavour and its six astronauts are returning from a bigger and certainly brighter International Space Station. They added a new room and a dome containing seven windows.

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