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Fraser
2006-May-25, 04:13 AM
SUMMARY: After another long delay, NASA's space shuttle fleet is nearly ready to get flying again. Discovery rolled out to the launch pad on Friday to prepare for its upcoming launch, returning the fleet to service, and continuing the construction of the International Space Station. Discovery's launch window opens up on July 1, and extends until July 19. If all goes well, the shuttle will spend 12 days in space, testing new hardware and safety techniques, and delivering supplies to the station.

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Duane
2006-May-25, 02:36 PM
Finally!

Random63
2006-May-26, 09:00 AM
WooHoo! Working hard to get her up there!

tegwilym
2006-May-26, 03:36 PM
Ah!
Good to see the pad occupied again by a shuttle. :dance:

knealy
2006-May-27, 01:16 AM
Has anyone prepared for the deorbit of the space station? That's going to be one heck of a show.

antoniseb
2006-May-27, 06:27 PM
Has anyone prepared for the deorbit of the space station? That's going to be one heck of a show.

I hope that when they are done with it that they boost it up a thousand kilometers so they can recycle it some day.

xelasnave
2006-May-29, 05:08 AM
Slightly related whatabotu Hubble last I heard they were going to dump it in the Pacific..should go in a museum no matter how much it costs to bring it home.
xelasnave