NASA: Space shuttle Discovery 'go' for final launch Wednesday
Published: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 12:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 at 12:31 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL - NASA has cleared space shuttle Discovery for its final flight.
Mission managers gathered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday morning for the traditional flight review. They voted unanimously to press toward a Wednesday afternoon liftoff. The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of favorable weather.
This will be Discovery's grand finale. NASA is close to wrapping up its shuttle program. Only one other mission remains on the official lineup, by the shuttle Endeavour.
Discovery and its crew of six will head to the International Space Station with a load of equipment, including a humanoid robot.
It will be the 39th flight for Discovery. Its first was in 1984.
Liftoff is set for 3:52 p.m.