Work Complete and Final Launch Preparation Proceeding Smoothly

NASA Test Director Steve Payne said this morning that the work to repair the leaks is complete, the system is repressurized and work is on schedule for Discovery’s launch. The countdown is set to begin at 2 p.m. EDT today. Launch is targeted for Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 3:52 p.m.

The Mission Management Team will meet tomorrow morning with a Pre-launch News Conference scheduled to follow at 11 a.m. The new conference will be carried live on NASA Television and at

The weather forecast remains at 70 percent chance of favorable conditions at launch time.