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US sets space launching with European Nov. 28

The ninth space shuttle mission, which will carry the European Space Agency's billion-dollar Spacelab scientific laboratory and the first European member of a US space crew, will be launched Nov. 28, NASA announced Thursday.

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The launch date had been in doubt because several delays caused concern about how much scientific information could be gathered by the six-man crew during wintertime in the Northern Hemisphere. A NASA has promised to ''refly'' experiments that do not produce satisfactory results.