Space Shuttle Discovery’s Launch – Thursday Feb 24, 2011 at 4:50 p.m. EST

NASA’s mission management team has approved space shuttle Discovery’s launch tomorrow at 4:50 p.m. EST. Discovery mission STS-133 will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station.

NASA TV will begin coverage of the fueling of the external tank on Feb 24, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. EST. Launch coverage for Discovery’s final mission to the International Space Station will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Watch the launch live on NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Learn more about space shuttle Discovery’s final mission at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/index.html

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