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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NASA Updates Shuttle Target Launch Dates For Two Flights

Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington     
Brandi Dean
Johnson Space Center, Houston

WASHINGTON -- NASA is targeting on Thursday, Feb. 24, for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight is planned for on April 19, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The target dates were selected Thursday during the Space Shuttle Program's weekly Program Requirements Control Board meeting.

NASA sets official launch dates for each shuttle mission following agency Flight Readiness Reviews, which typically occur about two weeks prior to launches. All target launch dates are subject to change.

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The shuttle and International Space Station launch manifest is available at

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