July 12, 2009 -- It was during the 9 minute hold that the Space Shuttle launch was postponed because of thunderstorms and lightning impacting the Shuttle landing facility. In addition to the launch area, the weather needed to be satisfactory at the landing facility in the event it was needed for an emergency.
Image from Connor and Dad's trip to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. It was ultimately postponed due to weather.
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