NASA Discovery lifts off...

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)
Interactive Schedule.
A mission to check the thermal protection system, shield, etc; inc. power-boost, & numerous space elements projects... The crew's early boarding, for 6:43 PM (central time) departure...

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Lift off!
Roaring off into the sunset, on mission to the ISS; from Launch Pad 39A (NASA's Kennedy Space Center) This STS-119 mission is making its 28th to the space station; and Discovery's 36th flight...

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Mission will also deliver final pair of power-generating solar array wings and the S6 truss segment. Installation of S6 will enable the station to house a six-member crew...

VIDEO: Quick Nasa Discovery launch...
-NASA TV! More detail, and on-going tracking: HERE.
-They'll sleep at slightly after 1:AM (central time)

Shuttle is Extended: I have family at NASA; and wait until you see the new technology for cargo, and 'new manned & robotic' missions in 2010... :)

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