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NASA Aims for Independence Day Shuttle Launch

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Sunday, July 2, 2006

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NASA's launch of Space Shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., was scrubbed again today due to inclement weather. The primary concern was the presence of showers and thunderstorms within the surrounding area of the launch site.

The next launch attempt for Discovery's STS-121 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for Tuesday at 2:38 p.m. EDT. Commentary on NASA Television will begin with fueling of the shuttle's external tank at 4 a.m. followed by full coverage at 8:30 a.m.

The forecast for Tuesday shows a 40 percent probability of weather prohibiting launch.

For NASA TV downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For the latest information on the STS-121 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

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