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STS-121 Flight Readiness Review

NASA Senior Officials at Kennedy for Flight Readiness Review

NASA's Flight Readiness Review meeting began this morning and will conclude tomorrow, June 17, with the announcement of the official launch date that will send Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to the International Space Station.

The meetings are held about two weeks prior to launch and involve a thorough assessment of preparations for the mission. NASA senior officials are determining the readiness of the space shuttle vehicle, flight crew and payloads for the STS-121 mission. A signed Certification of Flight Readiness endorsement certifies the successful completion of the flight preparation processes.

NASA officials will host a news conference no earlier than 2 p.m. EDT Saturday. The briefing will air live on NASA TV from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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Tags: discovery, launch, nasa, sts-121
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