Who would have guessed?

NASA delays relaunch of space shuttle

Citing hurricane damage as a major factor, NASA has delayed yet again the next flight of the Space Shuttle. Now it appears that May is the earliest possible window for the return to flight, followed by opportunities in July and September.

The article notes that only five of the fifteen requirements from the Columbia Accident Investigation Board have been met. I’d think that those ten remaining targets are a more significant hurdle than four hurricanes.

Murdoc’s odds that the shuttle EVER flies again (manned, at least) have dropped to 3-2 against.