Found this short article amazing:
And we complain because are Goldwings don't come with a CB radio for $20k. :?CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.: Weather favorable for shuttle launch
The weather forecast for the planned liftoff of Discovery on Thursday remained favorable for a 9:35 p.m. launch at the Kennedy Space Center -- the first night shuttle launch in more than four years.
NASA likely won't try to launch past Dec. 17 because flight controllers want Discovery on the ground by Jan. 1. Shuttle computers aren't designed to make the change from the last day of the old year to the first day of the new year while in flight.