We woke this morning to heavy cloud cover and rain, and to the news that the Mission Management Team (MMT) had decided not to tank (fill the large external tank) this morning because there looked to be no break in the front through the day. They were correct.
The launch of STS-133, Discovery‘s last mission, is now scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) at about 3:04pm. The countdown clock yesterday was in its usual hold at 11 hours to launch, and they ran the clock up again to 11 hours today for a do-over tomorrow.
Here are some photos of the goings-on, including last night’s rollback of the Rotating Service Structure. Discovery, attached to the orange external fuel tank, with the solid rocket boosters on either side, was revealed before our eyes.