August 2nd, 2004


Messenger Mission Launch Postponed


MESSENGER Status Report
August 2, 2004

This morning’s launch was scrubbed at 2:09 a.m. (EDT) due to weather constraints. The team will attempt a 24-hour turnaround with a launch planned for Tuesday, August 3, at 2:15:56 a.m. Similar weather is predicted tomorrow. However, if Tropical Storm Alex moves farther away, the forecast would likely improve

Alex Scott, 1996-2004

Alexandra Scott, the 8-year-old founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand, finally succumbed to her neuroblastoma yesterday.

Two years ago, she decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. The effort spread last June to all 50 states, Canada, and France. She raised $700,000 towards her goal of $1 million.

An article about her death appears here:

And more information on her effort can be found at her webpage: