Flores Hobbit was a separate species
After the skeletal remains of an 18,000-year-old, Hobbit-sized human were discovered on the Indonesian island…
Discovery’s Commander Steve Lindsey greated the media, and introduced the crew members, Pilot Mark Kelly, Mission Specialists Mike Fossum, Lisa Nowak, Stephanie Wilson, Piers Sellers and Thomas Reiter who are all involved in the countdown test this week.
The astronauts and ground crews will go through a full launch dress rehearsal during the tests, which includes a mock launch countdown, ending in a simulated main engine cut-off exercise. The astronauts also spend time undergoing emergency egress training exercises at the pad and have an opportunity to view and inspect the payloads in the orbiter’s payload bay.