A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) -- Seven astronauts flew into Florida
from Houston this morning, and say they are eager to blast off on
Atlantis after a two-month delay.
Thursday's launch-day weather is sketchy, but mission commander
Steve Frick says everything else is "looking just great." NASA
engineers think a big problem with glitchy fuel gauges in the space
shuttle's external tank has finally been fixed. And a little
problem with a bend in a cooling-system hose also has been
The crew is set to spend 11 days in space, delivering a
long-overdue European science lab called Columbus to the
international space station.