Shuttle Discovery Launch: Children's Historical

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When the space shuttle Discovery launches at 4:50 p.m. EST on Thursday (weather permitting) from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the operation is one of history books. The five-man, one-woman flight crew, the latest discovery as NASA plans to withdraw its fleet. A trip over is scheduled for April and an additional one due in June, but is currently without funds.

Air Force meteorologists expect breezy conditions, but currently appear to be within the limits of the launch of NASA. The plan is to dock at the International Space Station about 14:16 on Saturday.

Discovery's mission, which lasted 11 days, to increase multi-Standing Module, which provides the crew stationed at the space station with extra storage space and room to experiment. The module also contains a human-like robot, the first of them to be transported into space, NASA said.

This is the last year for the program of NASA Space Shuttle. The launch of Discovery was originally scheduled for October, but a fuel leak and cracks in the insulating foam from the fuel tank was concerned by a manufacturing defect in the underlying structure.

We're all used to launch the space shuttle - mostly without incident, but a few notable exceptions, of course. I remember growth and explore the sky, when I knew there was an ongoing United States, hoping to see the shuttle glide, with asterisks.

But this is all for our children, who do not have the benefit of daydreaming about space exploration to see and read about real life astronauts in space, as is the case. The countdown begins 15 hours on Thursday and with a little luck (if that's what you call what rocket scientists do for a living), the Discovery will take off one hour and fifty minutes later by 39 first and last mission. Because it seems that the end of the shuttle program in our life, it is absolutely necessary to watch television.