[singlepic=65,200,,,right]The crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery have arrived at the Kenidy Space Cente, and will start coundown test ahead of the planned July lift-off.

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.

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Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.