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"Discovery" launch date announced

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- NASA announced Friday the launch date for space shuttle "Discovery". "Discovery" will take off on April 5th.

The shuttle will carry science racks and equipment for the international space station.

It will be the shuttle's final run to the station before the fleet is retired later this year.

NASA has four flights left to finish equipping the space station, a project costing 100-billion dollars.

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