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Space shuttle Discovery astronauts conducted one final inspection of the shuttle on Thursday as it prepares for its trip back to Earth following an eight-day visit to the International Space Station.
The space shuttle Discovery's crew is expected to complete its mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:43 pm EDT on Saturday, March 28.
The U.S. space agency says the countdown has started for the planned launch of space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday. The official countdown for the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station started at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, with the launch scheduled for 9:20 p.m.
After completing a review of space shuttle Discoveryâ€™s flight readiness, NASA managers selected an official launch date for the STS-119 mission, which is now scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 9:20 pm EDT on March 11.
NASA will hold a news conference Friday, Feb 20, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing.
After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-119 mission.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as preparations for the STS-119 mission move forward. Discovery is targeted to lift off Feb.