Torquay couple spot Mysterious lights
Colin Headworth and his wife watched with amazement, as five red glowing lights moved erratically…
Discovery was moved to the launch pad in May, and cleared for lunch on 1st July amidst safety fears from senior safety officials that it was not safe to fly.
Nasa played down the concerns at a news conference on the 17th June, and Michael Griffin (Nasa administrator) said “I can’t possibly accept every recommendation given to me by every member of my staff, especially when they all don’t agree.”
So if the weather permits, Discovery is scheduled for a launch at 1549 EDT (1949 GMT) today, but it does have a 19-day window in the event of bad weather or for any other unforeseen problem.