HDNet to Provide Live Coverage of the Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery

Network's coverage of Discovery's final flight begins at 4:00 p.m. ET Monday, November 1

Oct 28, 2010, 13:47 ET from HDNet

DALLAS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of HDNet's commitment to the most extensive television coverage of NASA, correspondent Greg Dobbs will be on hand for a LIVE broadcast of the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery(STS-133) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Monday, Nov. 1 at 4:40 p.m. ET on HDNet.

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Discovery has been moved to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its 39th mission (the most of any NASA shuttle), an eleven day trip to the International Space Station.

On Discovery's final flight, the crew members will deliver additional parts to the International Space Station, providing storage capacity to the orbiting complex. Discovery will also transport Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space.

The crew for STS-133 is an all-veteran team led by Commander Steve Lindsey (Colonel, USAF, Retired), in addition to Pilot Eric Boe (Colonel, USAF), Mission Specialists Timothy Kopra (Colonel, U.S. Army), Dr. Michael Barratt, Nicole Stott and Alvin Drew (Colonel, USAF Retired).

Don't miss your chance to watch this historic launch, Monday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET — only on HDNet!

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