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For Release: Nov. 30, 1999
MEDIA ADVISORY: 99-292
Next Space Shuttle Mission on Track for Dec. 9 Launch;
Space Shuttle Discovery is being prepared for launch Thursday, Dec. 9, on the STS-103 flight, the third servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
On Nov. 24, Shuttle technicians closed Discovery's payload bay doors and completed planned main engine testing. On Dec. 1, Shuttle managers will conduct a follow-up flight readiness review to obtain a final status on prelaunch preparations. The launch countdown is scheduled to begin Dec. 6 at 5:30 a.m. EST.
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