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Special Space Shuttle Discovery Launch Program
Members of the public are invited to the NASA Ames Exploration Center Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 to view the televised launch of the space shuttle Discovery. The launch will be preceded by special, live programming that begins at 1 p.m. PDT. Speakers include former astronaut Bo Bobko. Please check back for updates.

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On Nov. 1, 2010, the space shuttle Discovery will launch from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:40 p.m. PDT. The STS-135 mission 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.

Beginning at 1 p.m. PDT, NASA Ames will host a special program for visitors at the NASA Exploration Center. The program includes exclusive presentations and the opportunity to view the launch on the large, immersive theater. Presentations include a talk by former space shuttle pilot and commander Bo Bobko who will explain to the audience what the astronauts are doing during the final phases of the shuttle countdown.

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