July 26, 2005
LIFT OFF! Shuttle Discovery en route to Orbit
NASA gave America and the world a great gift this morning with a flawless on-time Space Shuttle launch. The Shuttle Discovery hurtled through an azure blue Florida sky at 10:39 AM EDT, and is now en route to orbit and a scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.
NSS congratulates the thousands of dedicated professionals at NASA for enabling a beautiful launch and returning America to space. Return to Flight is no longer just a catchy phrase, but is now an exciting reality that puts the space program back on the path toward new frontiers.
To view the mission LIVE, as well as regular replays of the launch, visit NASA TV online at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
CNN has outstanding online Return to Flight information, with interesting graphics, mission highlights and free video. Visit CNN.com/shuttle .
Check back here often, as we'll work to post regular STS-114 mission updates and links to other online resources.
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Posted by jeremy at July 26, 2005 10:50 AM
Congratulations to everybody at NASA, and best wishes to Commander Collins and the rest of the crew!
Google has links to over 2000 news reports here:
for what that's worth!
Posted by: Arthur Smith at July 26, 2005 01:18 PM