Sunday, March 15, 2009

Space shuttle Discovery blasts off with crew of 7

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven rocketed into orbit Sunday evening, setting off on a space station construction mission cut short by launch delays that dragged on for more than a month.
Discovery rose from its seaside pad just as the sun was setting, a spectacular sight for a space agency anxious to get the flight going. As the shuttle sped away like a brilliant star, part of the launch plume glowed pink, peach and golden. The shuttle was visible for several minutes.


Spacerguy said...

Spaceshuttles are awesome. Its a shame they don't have any forcefield capabilities to protect the crew from floating space junk which is on the increase in earths orbit.

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