The Space Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the International Space Station. The commander of this historic mission is
The Shuttle blasted off on schedule this morning at 11:38 as the weather was not a factor in the decision to launch.
Earlier concerns about ice on the shuttle's external tank were also ruled out as an issue in preventing the launch.
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