Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Space Shuttle, STS 120 Discovery, Scheduled For Launch Tuesday, October 23rd

Space Shuttle, STS 120 Discovery
is scheduled for launch at 11:38am EDT this coming Tuesday, October 23rd.
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NASA OKs Shuttle Flight, Despite Heat Shield

NASA: Space Shuttle Discovery on Track for Launch

* has this report and it starts off like this... Following a detailed flight readiness review on Tuesday, NASA senior managers announced Oct. 23 as the official launch date for space shuttle Discovery. Commander Pam Melroy and her six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 11:38 a.m. EDT on mission STS-120 to the International Space Station. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks – four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6...
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Space Shuttle Discovery is "Go" for Launch
About Photo: Discovery stands bathed in sunlight at its seaside launch pad on the day it rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building. Since then, it has been enclosed by the rotating service structure as launch preparations continue.
Image credit: NASA/George Shelton

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