Shuttle and Carrier Aircraft Over Florida

Space shuttle Discovery and its modified 747 carrier aircraft
The 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with shuttle Discovery could arrive at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida about 12 p.m. EDT. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and NASA C-9 "pathfinder" support aircraft are over Florida heading toward Cape Canaveral.

About 11:45 a.m., the ferry flight team will take a close look at the stormy weather around Kennedy to decide whether to try to touch down at the Shuttle Landing Facility or head west to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., to refuel and temporarily wait for a break in the weather.