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Fla.-bound space shuttle Discovery stops in Texas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - The space shuttle Discovery is refueling
in Texas as part of its cross-country flight to Florida.

The shuttle is being ferried atop a modified 747 aircraft, known
as a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It landed from space earlier this
month in California.

The shuttle refueled Sunday at Amarillo's international airport,
greeted by dozens of well-wishers and space enthusiasts.
It left Amarillo at 2:17 p.m. EDT, then stopped in Fort Worth at
3:15 EDT. It is expected to stay overnight at Barksdale Air Force
Base in Shreveport, La.

The shuttle should reach Kennedy Space Center in Florida on
Monday. Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on
Sept. 11 after completing a two-week, 5.7-million mile mission to
the international space station.
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