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- BBC NEWS
The US shuttle Discovery is all set to make history by launching from Cape Canaveral for the very last time.
The oldest of Nasa's three surviving orbiters has been given the "go" to take six astronauts and a big box of supplies to the space station.
US politicians have called time on the shuttle fleet, with the expectation that just two further flights will be made before the ships head to museums.
Lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A complex is timed for 1650 local time (2150 GMT).