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NASA SETS OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE FOR STS-133 LAUNCH
10.25.10
 
After a day-long flight readiness review at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, senior NASA and contractor managers voted unanimously to set space shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 launch date for Nov. 1 at 4:40 p.m. EDT.



TRT: 01:01
Bill Gerstenmaier, Assistant Administrator for Space Operations 
Mike Moses, Space Shuttle Program Launch Lntegration Manager
Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director
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Bill Gerstenmaier, Assistant Administrator for Space Operations 

Cut 1 - 00:07 - “We set the launch date for November first and we see pretty much normal flow between now and November first.”


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Bill Gerstenmaier, Assistant Administrator for Space Operations 

Cut 2 - 00:09 - “I think the message here is, we are still improving, we are still looking for ways to do innovative and creative things to keep the shuttle flying safe
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Mike Moses, Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager

Cut 3 – 00:28 – “Quite a remarkable for Discovery, it’s had a whole bunch of firsts.  It carried Hubble into orbit.  It was our return to flight vehicle following both Challenger and Columbia so it was the pathfinder as we put new systems in place – new safety features.    At the end of its life here, it’ll have traveled over about 150 million miles and the more impressive state that I saw today was that it’ll be in space will be just about a year. “
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Mike Leinbach, Shuttle Launch Director

Cut 4 - 00:17 - “We are at outstanding shape out at the pad, we have done all of our training, we have done extra training over the summer to make sure to make sure that the launch team and the flight control team are up to speed and ready for this mission, I feel good about the team, I feel good about getting to launch countdown on Friday and having a liftoff on the first attempt on Monday.”
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