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msnbc.com story: NASA clears shuttle for launch as storm looms

Discovery is slated to fly an 11-day mission to the International Space Station to deliver a new storage module and a humanoid robot for the orbiting lab's crew. It will be the 39th and last flight for s pace shuttle Discovery, which is the first of NASA's three shuttles to be retired as the agency winds down its orbiter program next year.