Countdown to Start Today for a Targeted Wednesday Launch

Overnight, work continued to prepare space shuttle Discovery for its targeted launch at 3:52 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and the launch countdown is scheduled to begin today at 2 p.m. The latest weather forecast remains 70 percent “go” for Discovery’s launch.

NASA Television will air a status briefing at 10 a.m. EDT with NASA Test Director Steve Payne and Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters. To view the briefing online go to