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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

NASA's Space Shuttle Processing Status Report
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Mission: STS-121 - 18th International Space Station Flight (ULF1.1) - Multi-Purpose Logistics Module
Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Location: Launch Pad 39B
Launch Date: July 1, 2006, 3:49 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Lindsey, Kelly, Sellers, Fossum, Nowak, Wilson and Reiter
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

The STS-121 crew arrived at 10 a.m. today at the Shuttle Landing Facility from Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Final preparations for the launch of Discovery's mission to the International Space Station continue at Launch Pad 39B. Flight pressurization of the orbital maneuvering system and main propulsion system continues and initial helium tank pressurization is complete.

Launch countdown preparations are nearing completion in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center. The STS-121 launch countdown begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the T-43 hour mark.