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Endeavour's launch scrubbed
  • Weather conditions prompt NASA to scrub Endeavour's launch Sunday
  • NASA will try to launch space shuttle at 4:14 a.m. Monday
  • NASA approves the filling of shuttle's external fuel tank
  • Endeavour's mission: Deliver parts for international space station

(CNN) -- Mission managers moved forward Sunday night with the first steps toward a second try at launching the space shuttle Endeavor, giving the "go" for filling the shuttle's external fuel tank.

Low cloud ceilings forced NASA to scrub Sunday's early morning launch of Endeavour on its journey to the international space station.

NASA will attempt to launch the shuttle again at 4:14 a.m. Monday. NASA said on its Web site there is a 60 percent chance of favorable weather expected at that time.

When Endeavour does launch, its six crew members will deliver a key module to the station.

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Cmdr. George Zamka is scheduled to lead the STS-130 mission. Joining him aboard will be pilot Terry Virts, and mission specialists Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire, NASA said.

The crew is to deliver a third connecting module, an Italian-built Tranquility node and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics.

There are only five more shuttle launches scheduled before 2011.