Space Shuttle Discovery to be launched on December 7

Posted on Monday, Oct 02 2006 @ 06:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA is scheduling Dec. 7 as the launch date for STS-116, the next space shuttle mission to the ISS which will be performed by space shuttle Discovery.
It had been tentatively scheduled for later in the month, but the space agency is anxious to get it off the ground and make shuttle missions as regular as possible.

The PRCB — Program Review Control Board, a panel of senior shuttle managers — is meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston this afternoon.

The panel makes regular decisions about shuttle missions.
More details at ABC News.


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