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NASA agrees to Wednesday shuttle launch, Houston Chronicle

"NASA's shuttle managers decided Wednesday to launch the space shuttle Discovery next Wednesday for a two-week mission to the International Space Station. The decision to fly was reached after the managers spent most of the day studying engineering tests and computer simulations involving a critical fuel valve that cracked on a flight in November. Top space agency officials will meet Friday to review the decision."

NASA officially moves up Discovery's launch date, SpaceflightNow

"Shuttle managers met today to review tests and inspections of suspect hydrogen flow control valves and agreed enough progress had been made to justify another flight readiness review Friday and a March 11 target launch date for the shuttle Discovery's delayed space station assembly mission."

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