Space shuttle Discovery: Leak fixed, good for next Monday launch

Space shuttle Discovery has new seals and is no longer leaking.

Cape Canaveral: Space shuttle Discovery has new seals and is no longer leaking.

NASA says now that the repairs are completed, everything is looking good for liftoff next Monday. Senior managers are meeting at Florida`s spaceport to set the launch date.

This will be Discovery`s final flight. NASA is retiring its shuttles next year. The White House wants the space agency to focus on developing spaceships that can take astronauts out of orbit and into deep space.
Over the weekend, technicians replaced a pair of seals in a fuel line aboard Discovery that had been leaking. NASA says the repairs seem to have solved the problem.

Discovery will deliver equipment to the International Space Station.

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