Status Report

Space Shuttle Discovery on Track for a September 20 Rollout

By SpaceRef Editor
September 16, 2010
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Preparations are under way inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to move space shuttle Discovery to Launch Pad 39A beginning Sept. 20. Liftoff of the STS-133 mission is targeted for Nov. 1 at 4:40 p.m. on an 11-day flight to the International Space Station.

The crew is in the fixed-base simulator today at their training home at NASA’s Johnson Space Center rehearsing rendezvous and docking procedures and the installation of ELC-4 that will follow hatch opening on Flight Day 3 of the mission.

SpaceRef staff editor.