Archive for Monday, April 5, 2010

Space shuttle fuels for predawn launch

April 5, 2010

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— NASA fueled Discovery late Sunday for a predawn launch to the International Space Station, one of the last few shuttle flights.

Discovery was scheduled to blast off at 5:21 a.m. CDT today, nearly an hour before sunrise. The shuttle and its crew of seven will deliver spare parts and science experiments to the nearly completed space station.

Forecasters put the odds of good weather at 80 percent.

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