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NASA Begins Countdown for 17th Shuttle Mission

April 27, 1985|Associated Press

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday began the countdown for the launching of the 17th shuttle mission, which will carry two satellites and a Spacelab full of science and technology experiments.

Challenger's electrical power was switched on as the count started at noon. The liftoff is scheduled for noon Monday.

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