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STS-114 ONE DAY TO LAUNCH - ON TUESDAY



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Allard Beutel/Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.                   July 24, 2005
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

NASA GO FOR RETURN TO FLIGHT LAUNCH ATTEMPT TUESDAY

     NASA gave the green light for a launch attempt Tuesday for Space 
Shuttle Discovery on its Return to Flight mission (STS-114). Launch is 
scheduled for 10:39 a.m. EDT, and it will be carried live on NASA TV.

Senior NASA managers met Sunday at Kennedy Space Center for a launch 
readiness meeting. Discussions focused on recent problems related to a 
liquid hydrogen low-level fuel sensor inside the external fuel tank, 
which prompted postponement of the Shuttle's launch on July 13. Since 
then, engineers have been working around the clock on troubleshooting 
the sensor system issue.

During the countdown, managers will monitor for recurrence of the 
problem. If any new sensor-related issues occur, engineers would stop 
the countdown to reassess the situation. 

During their 12-day mission to the International Space Station, 
Commander Eileen Collins and her six fellow astronauts will test new 
techniques and equipment designed to make Space Shuttles safer. They 
also will deliver supplies and make repairs to the Space Station.

NASA TV is carried by MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-
6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical 
polarization. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog through 
Return to Flight on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 
18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. A digital 
video broadcast compliant integrated receiver decoder is required for 
reception. NASA TV is also available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For the latest information about the STS-114 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight
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