NASA delays Hubble mission 2 days due to storms

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has delayed next month's space shuttle launch to the Hubble Space Telescope by two days.

Tropical Storms Fay and Hanna have held up operations at Kennedy Space Center. So on Friday, NASA announced the postponement. The news came one day after NASA moved the space shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad.

Atlantis is now scheduled to blast off Oct. 10 on the space agency's last visit to Hubble. The next shuttle mission to the international space station also has been delayed by two days. Space shuttle Endeavour is now looking at a Nov. 12 liftoff.

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