NASA hoping weather doesn't stop Atlantis launch
Even with rain in the forecast for Friday morning, the final countdown is still on for NASA's last shuttle launch. After 134 missions and five shuttles, Atlantis will bring four astronauts to the international space station for 12 days.
Two bolts of lightning hit near the launch pad today, though NASA officials say the space shuttle was not damaged. Rain and thunderstorms are being forecasted, but are not expected to be severe, meaning there is a 30-percent chance Atlantis will make the launch.
Liftoff is scheduled for 11:26 a.m. Friday.