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Discovery waits for launch. Credit: NASA Discovery waits for launch. Credit: NASA The space shuttle Discovery is set to blast off from Florida on its journey to the International Space Station later today, with the launch slated for 11:38am, Eastern Time. Weather forecasts don't look fantastic, with only a 40 per cent chance …

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Anonymous Coward

That's

1638 BST, for anybody who's interested.

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@FInnbar

"1638 BST, for anybody who's interested."

What time is it for anyone who isn't interested?

Coat, going

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Dan

@That's

not really.

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Dead Vulture

And in RST?

What is it in Register Standard Time?

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@Finnbar

Nice one

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Joke

Made out of recycled washing machines

"She and her crew will spend two weeks on the space station, attaching the Italian-built Harmony module"

I hope they kept the receipt.

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@Finnbar

Nice one Finnbar!

Bad Sherriff! Bad!

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2 stories in the wrong order

Why does the interesting and thought-provoking story, namely the PRC's first venture to the Moon, come as an afterthought to a Shuttle launch weather story? The USA rocket is bigger, better, faster - we all know that - but this is like preferring the repeat of a TV sitcom to the first showing of a documentary.

Is Ms Sherriff a NASA hack, or just a fangirl?

Of course, if Paris Hilton was mounted on the end of Discovery's booster, that would make all the difference.

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Tim
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parking

Woman in command hope no reverse parking's involved could be a long mission . Will they be calling at tesco's on the way.

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