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Shuttle fleet ready for final missions to International Space Station
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The space shuttle Atlantis had its flight to the International Space Station delayed until next month because of poor weather conditions.

The shuttle Discovery, which helped to make history by bringing the most women into orbit, returned to Earth yesterday from its latest mission to resupply the space station. On its return it took a rare course over much of the Midwest and southeast of the US, leaving a contrail visible to observers on the ground.

Discovery will make only one more flight before it is retired and Nasa will fly only three more missions with its present fleet before ending its programme. It will then have to rely on Russian shuttles to carry American astronauts to the station.

President Obama has proposed cuts to the space agency’s planned manned flight programme to the Moon and Mars, which he said was too costly.
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