NASA set to launch Discovery on Nov 1

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Washington, Oct 26: The last voyage to space 'Discovery' is set to launch on Nov 1 by the NASA, after resolving a problem associated with a small fuel leak.

Sources said NASA engineers drained a fuel line and replaced two seals to ensure a leak would not persist.

Further reports say that NASA is planning one more launch of a space shuttle after Discovery some time 2011 and has not ruled out a second flight.

Discovery will be carrying the last US module to the International Space Station, providing additional storage and laboratory space.

Discovery will bring additional spare cargo and a new, different kind of resident the first human-like robot in space, called Robonaut 2 (R2).

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