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Space Shuttle Discovery on Track for a September 20 Rollout

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010

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.

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