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The launch of NASA’s Messenger spacecraft aboard a Boeing
Delta II rocket was postponed Monday morning due to lightning
potential from residual clouds associated with Tropical Storm
Alex. The launch has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 3
at 2:15:56 a.m. EDT at the opening of a 12-second launch window.
The weather forecast calls for a 30% chance of not meeting the
launch weather criteria.