Sat, Oct 16, 2010
Final Launch For The Oldest Shuttle In The Fleet Set For
Space shuttle Discovery's crew talked about their upcoming
mission to the International Space Station, which is also the last
flight of NASA's oldest active shuttle, during a news conference
Thursday. The crew met with news media at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's
Kennedy Space Center where Discovery stands with its solid rocket
boosters and external fuel tank.
"We are basically trained and ready to fly, just a few more
weeks of activities to go through and then we'll hopefully be back
here for an on-time launch Nov. 1," Commander Steve Lindsey said.
This will be Lindsey's fifth time in space and the third time
aboard Discovery. "It's a privilege for us to be able to fly
Discovery's last flight," he said.
Commander Steve Lindsey and his crew climbed aboard Discovery on
Launch Pad 39A Friday to mimic the final hours of the countdown,
then flew back to NASA's Johnson Space Center following the dress
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