NASA sets shuttle Discovery launch for Aug 25


June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM EST

NASA authorities on Wednesday set an August 25 date for the shuttle Discovery's launch on a mission to the International Space Station, the agency said in a Twitter message.

Launch was set for 0536 GMT from the Kennedy Space Center near Cape Canaveral in Florida, NASA said.

The decision came on the second day of a meeting of mission officials.

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