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NASA on HDNet - LIVE IN HD!
Space Shuttle Discovery STS-116 Launch - STS-116 will be the twentieth U.S. mission to the International Space Station. The flight will deliver and attach the third port truss segment to the station -- the Integrated Truss Structure P5. HDNet, as one aspect of its partnership with NASA, will present the live launch of STS 116, as well as other significant events of launch day.
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Thursday Dec 7th
NASA on HDNet - LIVE IN HD!
Space Shuttle Discovery STS-116 Launch - STS-116 will be the twentieth U.S. mission to the International Space Station. The flight will deliver and attach the third port truss segment to the station -- the Integrated Truss Structure P5. HDNet, as one aspect of its partnership with NASA, will present the live launch of STS 116, as well as other significant events of launch day.
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Cool. It is so nice to have regular launches again!
 
Hmmm, might be worth a trip to Florida for this one. If the weather cooperates.:)
 
From Nasa.gov

Here is what the Nasa website says currently:

it's launch day at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Space Shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven astronauts are undergoing final preparations for the STS-116 mission to the International Space Station.

Discovery's orange external tank is being loaded with 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen. This process, called "tanking," began at 11:33 this morning and takes about three hours to complete. The propellant levels in the tank will be continuously "topped off" during the remainder of today's countdown.

All systems onboard the space shuttle are functioning normally this morning, but there's a 60 percent chance of weather prohibiting a liftoff at 9:35 p.m. EST. A cold front moving through the area is expected to bring with it a lingering blanket of clouds and isolated light rain. There are also weather concerns at all three Transatlantic Abort Landing sites. The team will press on with the countdown for now, in case the weather clears in time for launch.

Across the space center, in the Operations and Checkout Building's crew quarters, the astronauts were awakened about the time tanking began. After breakfast, a weather briefing and suiting up, they'll board the silver Astrovan and leave for the launch pad amid the cheers of Kennedy employees.

The STS-116 mission is the 33rd for Discovery and the 117th space shuttle flight. During the 12-day mission, the crew will continue construction on the International Space Station, rewiring the orbiting laboratory and adding a segment to its integrated truss structure.
 
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