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Space Shuttle Discovery Launches for the Last Time

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Space Shuttle Discovery Launches for the Last Time

The Space shuttle Discovery was moved from its hanger for the last time last night to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Lift off is set for 1st November.  Endeavour will follow in February and this will bring 30 years of shuttle flight to an end.
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CAPE CANAVERAL
Space shuttle 'Discovery' heads for launch pad
Space shuttle Discovery is headed to the launch pad for the last time. NASA moved Discovery out of its hangar Monday night. The 3½-mile trip to the pad was bittersweet for the space agency, which has only two shuttle missions remaining. Discovery is set to lift off Nov. 1 for the International Space Station. Endeavour will follow in February to wrap up 30 years of shuttle flight. Several hundred NASA contract employees will lose their jobs Oct. 1 in a continuing wave of layoffs.
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Midnight_Caller
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Link to News Story please.
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The full info is quoted below Gary.  There will be more at the weekend I'm sure so I'll get it for you.
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Re: Space Shuttle Discovery Launches for the Last Time

Gary, here's something you might find interesting:
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Congress has agreed to extend the current programme. Details:
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Good to here that the old girl is not been retired yet.
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I knew you would like that news Gary. Smiley Smiley