Space Shuttle Question

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 11:15:50 PST

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    During the last Space Shuttle mission (not STS-102, the one before), they
    landed one day before their supplies would have run out.  My question is:
    If the weather had continued to be bad in those two parts of the U.S.,
    could they have landed at one of the transatlantic abort sites?
    If not (or if the weather was bad there, too), could the Space Shuttle
    have gone back to the International Space Station?  If you are out of
    supplies, then what are you to do.....?
    I realize that having bad weather everywhere is very unlikely, but it is
    still a possibility.  The last Space Shuttle mission's delays made me
    think about this.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
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