NASA: Space shuttle Discovery 'go' for final launch Wednesday

This photo provided by NASA shows the space shuttle Discovery on launch pad 39a early in the morning of Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA says space shuttle Discovery is finally leak-free and ready to blast off Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. (AP)

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.

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