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STS-133 Mission Managers Give Go-Ahead for Thursday Launch

After investigating an issue with a main engine controller on space shuttle Discovery, the Prelaunch Mission management Team has decided to go ahead with Discovery's launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday at 3:29 p.m. EDT. The countdown will proceed through Wednesday night, including the retraction of the Rotating Service Structure from around the shuttle. The team feels weather may still be a concern, with a forecast calling for a 20 percent chance of acceptable conditions near launch time. Managers will meet on Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. to consider whether to fill the shuttle's external tank for the launch.
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