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Saturday, December 09, 2006

STS-116 LIFTOFF!

The Space Shuttle Discovery STS-116 launched from the Kennedy Space Center leaving a blazing trail in a "staccato roar "over the cape turning night into day briefly. With a picture perfect departure from the Kennedy spaceport, [NASA-TV] the STS-116 mission is the 33rd for Discovery and the 117th space shuttle flight. During the 12-day mission, the crew will continue construction on the Space Station. The shuttle is now on-orbit and will dock with the ISS Monday. This may have been the last launch of the space shuttle from lanuch pad 39-B as it is to be the first site for the launch of the Orion/Ares-1 in the next decade.

1 comment:

Michael Halls-Moore said...

I was incredibly privileged to have the crew of the previous STS mission at my University in London last week. It is incredibly inspiring watching their exploits! Maybe one day I'll be working at NASA, 300 miles above the Earth! Hehe...

Mike.