NASA engineers plan to turn on the electricity in the space shuttle Discovery today for the first time in more than a year, starting the process of preparing it for the first shuttle flight since the Jan. 28, 1986, Challenger disaster, officials said. Discovery's power will be switched on while it is being serviced in the Orbital Processing Facility at Florida's Kennedy Space Center where it has been undergoing modifications. After the power is turned on, engineers and technicians will spend about five weeks testing the modified systems. NASA is targeting June 2 for the launch.
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