Press Release

Space Shuttle Discovery Preps for Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2010
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Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida removed Discovery’s right-side orbital maneuvering system pod Friday and will move it to the Hazardous Maintenance facility today for processing. The shuttle is undergoing standard launch processing for the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.

The astronauts who will fly the mission are rehearsing in a simulator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston for the rendezvous and docking at the station. The flight is targeted for launch in September.

SpaceRef staff editor.