Space News Archive - March 15, 2009
The U.S. space shuttle Discovery is ready for a Sunday launch opportunity as technicians repair a leaking gaseous hydrogen vent line, officials said. The repairs were moving along smoothly late Saturday and the weather over Cape Canaveral, Fla., looked promising for an on-time 7:43 p.m.
After more than a month of delays, the space shuttle Discovery launched successfully on Sunday as it crewmembers embarked on a mission to install a final set of solar wings for the International Space Station.
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