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Last Rollout of Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery was wheeled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) on one of the massive crawler-transporters toward launch complex 39A – and its final mission – STS-133.

This marks the second trip out to the launch pad for Discovery; the orbiter had to be taken back to the VAB for scans and repairs.

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Curiosity Killed The . . .

SYRG stumbled upon the NASA Curiosity Cam.

Curiosity Cam takes you inside the clean room at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., so you can watch the next Mars rover being built.

Technicians assembling and testing the Mars Science Laboratory, aka Curiosity, are covered head-to-toe in “bunny suits.”

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NASA postpones launch of space shuttle Discovery


NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than 4:05 a.m. EST on Nov. 30

The delay will allow engineers and technicians time to diagnose and repair a hydrogen gas leak detected while filling the external tank Friday morning. They also will assess a foam crack on the external fuel tank’s liquid oxygen intertank flange.

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