Todays Space Shuttle Launch – STS-124

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The loading of space shuttle Discovery’s external tank with 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen began at 7:38 a.m. EDT and final preps are under-way. NASA managers today have cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch May 31, at 5:02:09 p.m. EDT (ALL GO). This misson will deliver and attach Japan’s huge Kibo laboratory module to the international space station.

Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-124
Payload: Kibo lab
Launch: May 31, 2008
Time: 5:02 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: June 14 @ approx. 11:02 a.m. EDT
Site: Shuttle Landing Facility, KSC

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