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NASA confirms Nov. 1 launch for Discovery
Posted: Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 8:22 AM ET (1222 GMT)
STS-133: logo (NASA) NASA shuttle managers on Monday officially approved the November 1 launch date for the space shuttle Discovery on its final scheduled mission. Discovery is scheduled to lift off on the STS-133 mission at 4:40 pm EDT (2040 GMT) November 1, a date approved by shuttle managers after workers successfully completed replacement of seals in a leaking fuel line over the weekend. The six-person crew will install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the last US component of the ISS, to the station; the module is carrying a variety of equipment, including Robonaut 2, a humanoid robot. The mission is the last scheduled launch of Discovery, with only one other shuttle mission currently on the manifest, although a second may be added next year.
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