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Shuttle Stringer Repair Progressing

Nearly Two Thirds Of The Modifications Have Been Completed

NASA said Friday that Discovery's rollout to Launch Pad 39A is planned for Monday, Jan. 31. First motion is at 2000 EST.

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Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida completed radius block modifications on 61 of 94 stringers on Discovery's external fuel tank. Discovery and its six astronauts are targeted to launch on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station on Feb. 24.

At NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the STS-133 crew is involved in administrative work today and a tag up with their shuttle and station flight control team members.



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