Senior NASA managers have set a May 31 launch date for the space shuttle Discovery, following a review of preparations for the STS-124/1J mission to deliver Japan’s Kibo laboratory module to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff will come at 5:02 p.m. EDT on that day, weather permitting, for a nominal 14-day mission that will return to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on June 14. William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for space operations, said the flight readiness review ...

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