Space Shuttle Discovery Blasts Into Orbit From Florida
The shuttle Discovery launched Sunday night after mechanical problems set the launch by a month. NASA's space shuttle discovery was carrying the last set of solar panels that will bring the International Space Station to full power. As of now the station can only support 3 people, which will double after the new power systems are installed.
The television coverage was hilarious 'taking the space station to full power, for full science!'. For full science, indeed.
NASA's space shuttle Discovery successfully journeyed into space after its earlier attempts to launch last month were scuppered by mechanical problems.
A crew of seven astronauts will carry out works to deliver and install a set off solar arrays to the International Space Station, which will provide it with the power to expand its operations.
NowPublic member Cypresso had a great story covering this launch, you can check it out here:
This sounds like a wonderful photo opportunity, and an educational experience for adults and children alike. Night time launches are always spectacular and so visible.