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Anew date for launch of Discovery.

According to engineers, the oldest of the shuttles going maintenance of previously observed crack the fuel tank. It is believed that they arose during the removal of the tanks «Discovery» after the abolition of fuel starting on November 5.

From late October launch of space shuttle was transferred several times. The reason for this became unsuitable weather conditions and problems in the shuttle, which is preparing for his last, 39 th flight into orbit.

Note that, as reported by Agence France-Presse, if NASA does not launch Discovery until December 6, the start should be postponed until February 2011.

"Discovery is to deliver equipment to the ISS, including a humanoid robot Robonavt second, which is designed to perform simple operations on board the station.

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