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Fri, Apr 02, 2010

All Is 'Go' For Monday Liftoff

Crew Is In Florida, Countdown Begins Friday

At Thursday morning's STS-131 countdown status briefing, everything was reported "go," pointing toward space shuttle Discovery's liftoff on Monday. Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters gave an 80 percent chance of an on-time launch, with the only potential issues being a slight chance of a few clouds or early morning fog.

NASA Test Director Jeremy Graeber reported that since arriving in Florida this morning, the astronauts had conducted a payload inspection at the pad, and the launch team was in final preparation and looking forward to the beginning of the countdown, which begins at 0300 EDT tomorrow.

Discovery's seven astronauts arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this morning, touching down on Shuttle Landing Facility's runway at 6:53 a.m. in a modified Gulfstream II jet.

In brief remarks before leaving the runway, Commander Alan Poindexter said that the crew is very happy to be at Kennedy, adding, "We had a short flyby of the pad and saw the good ship Discovery out there and it looks great and we're ready to go."

FMI: www.nasa.gov

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