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Tuesday
Nov022010

News Brief: The Final Flight of The Space Shuttle "Discovery"

This is the 2nd time this year that TGL has headed Kennedy Space Center in central Florida in the United States to try to witness the launch of the final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is closing out the era of the space shuttle that began flying into space back in April of 1981.  The original final launch date for the shuttle Discovery was back in mid-September.  However, the launch was moved 6 weeks later for technical reasons.

We headed back to Florida to try to catch it again for TGL followers, but...

 

As of this posting, the launch is now due to happen on Thursday, November 4th in the afternoon.  But the launch window of this shuttle so that it can meet up with the International Space Station (ISS) and deliver more crew members will only last 2 more days.  If the launch is delay beyond that, then the next opportunity for Discovery to meet the ISS will be in December.  Check back to us to find out when the Disovery makes it off the ground and on orbit.