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Discovery launch scheduled for next Tuesday

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Discovery launch scheduled for next Tuesday


NASA is hoping it will be second time lucky – the US space agency has announced it will make another attempt to launch its space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday.

It will be the first American manned mission since the February 2003 Columbia accident. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:39 am local time. NASA cancelled the initial launch last Wednesday when a fuel sensor malfunctioned about two hours before countdown. Discovery is set to take off on a 12-day mission during which its crew will deliver supplies to the International Space Station and test post-Columbia safety improvements.
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