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[b]Lightning strikes delay launch time[/b]
Last night's lightning strikes within a half mile of Pad 39B will result in additional testing of the Ares I-X rocket's systems today, which in turn will slightly delay NASA's targeted liftoff time by 15 to 30 minutes.
Ares I-X is now expected to take to the skies between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. EDT, weather permitting.
To support that schedule, the upper stage access arm is expected to be retracted at 5:45 a.m. and the rotating service structure will begin being retracted at 6:00 a.m. EDT.
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