NASA clears Discovery shuttle for Thursday launch

Florida — NASA on Wednesday said it will try to launch space shuttle Discovery on Thursday.
Mission managers met Wednesday afternoon and into the evening to discuss an electrical problem that forced a one-day delay for Discovery's final voyage. They concluded the shuttle is safe to fly.
But forecasters say there is an 80 percent chance that thunderstorms will keep Discovery on the pad. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:29 p.m. (1929 GMT)
Managers will reconvene before daybreak to assess the weather situation, before loading the shuttle's fuel tank.
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