Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Shuttle Discovery ready for launch

Space shuttle Discovery looks set to blast off within 2 hours after NASA gave the go ahead. This is despite engineers finding a hairline crack in the insulating foam on the main external fuel tank [NASA]. The crack had threatened to scrub the mission of STS-121 whih had already been put back twice due to bad weather. The shuttle is due to take off at 18:38 GMT/UTC/ZULU [14:38 EDT local time] from Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida [NASA - Shuttle main page / NASA TVPosted by Picasa

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