Shuttle Discovery in ‘good shape’ for final flight

Washington (AFP) Feb 21, 2011 Countdown to the final mission for the US space shuttle Discovery has begun, with NASA confident that fuel tank cracks are fixed and the shuttle is ready for its 39th and last launch on Thursday. The aging shuttle is “in good shape,” NASA test director Jeff Spaulding said Monday, and the weather forecast was 80 percent favorable for pleasant conditions at launch time, 4:50 pm (2150 GMT) on F


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