Discovery shuttle gets green light for Wednesday launch

March 7th, 2009 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, March 7 (DPA) After a month’s delay, the Discovery shuttle got the green light for a Wednesday launch to the International Space Station, where its crew is to install the final set of electricity-boosting solar panels.
NASA officials Friday gave the green light after completing a final review of a troubled valve system which they said is now functioning satisfactorily.

With the boosted amount of electricity, the station will double its capacity to six astronauts as long time residents, starting in May. It will also be able to support more scientific experiments.

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