NASA Counts Down to Tuesday Shuttle Launch

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Space shuttle Discovery's Commander Eileen Collins arrives with crew at Kennedy Space Center

Space shuttle Discovery's Commander Eileen Collins (R) with Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi (C) of Japan and Pilot James Kelly after they arrived at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., July 22. Reuters hide caption

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NASA plans to launch the Space Shuttle Discovery Tuesday, though hasn't found or fixed the fuel sensor fault that scrubbed the launch two weeks ago. NASA has one more week to launch Discovery, or it will have to wait until September for the mission to the space station.



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