Discovery crew to go through rehearsal

October 6, 2007

The seven astronauts scheduled to board the space shuttle Discovery will travel to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a dress rehearsal.

Astronauts and ground crews next week will participate in simulated countdown activities and training exercises, the space agency reported Friday.

The space shuttle was rolled from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A, where the payload was installed in the shuttle's cargo bay, including a module bound for the International Space Station.

Oct. 23 is the launch target date.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Get ready for the era of hypersonic flight—at five times the speed of sound

Related Stories

Ensuring fresh air for all

February 20, 2018

A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.

Image: NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson preparing for space

February 14, 2018

In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, as she participates in a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at the Johnson ...

Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets

February 15, 2018

Based on data from NASA's K2 mission, an international team of scientists has confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.

Recommended for you

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.