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Tuesday, July 26, 2005



Discovery Launches Safely

Space Shuttle Discovery.
Space Shuttle Discovery.
Credit: NASA
Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launched this morning at 10:39 AM. The launch marked the first manned space flight for NASA since the 2003 Columbia Disaster. The day was filled with emotion for the thousands of spectators crowded around the launch pad, whose enthusiasm served only to inspire the suddenly-reborn space agency. "Liftoff of space shuttle Discovery, beginning America's new journey to the moon, Mars and beyond," the shuttle's launch control announced. "Our long wait may be over," launch director Mike Leinbach said. "So, on behalf of the many millions of people who believe so deeply in what we do, good luck, Godspeed, and have a little fun up there." The mission will last for 12 days.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Alex @ 11:48 EST