Space shuttle launch delayed again; Payette space flight on hold

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The launch of space shuttle Endeavour was foiled again on Sunday.
This time it's not by lightning strikes or fuel leaks - but a slow-moving rain cloud that drifted within 20 nautical miles of its launch pad.
Canada's Julie Payette and six other astronauts were already inside the shuttle and awaiting countdown when NASA scrubbed the mission.
It's the fourth time the launch has be delayed.
The disappointment was palpable at NASA when the cloud appeared on the weather radar map about 90 minutes before the scheduled launch at 7:13 ET.

Organizations: NASA

Geographic location: CAPE CANAVERAL, Canada

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