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The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis (at 23:38pm, GMT) is looking more likely to go ahead as the weather in Florida has slightly improved. The clouds started to clear as NASA technicians were making the last of the pre-flight checks in the final full day before the launch. The Shuttle is loaded with parts for the …

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Anonymous Coward

15 missions untill 2010?

Unless I get my maths way wrong, this gives them 3 years to do 15 missions. That's 5 missions a year.... Am I the only one who wonders if they can really pull it off?

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Anonymous Coward

15 missions untill 2010?

The Shuttle is due to be retired in September 2010, so it's a bit more than three years. Despite the recent delay, there are still four planned flights this year. And only 13 flights are needed to finish building the ISS. The last two flights will be talking supplies and heavy spares. Desirable, but not essential.

It's a busy schedule, but doable.

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