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Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Tuesday according to the Star Tribune. The space shuttle was carring seven crew members and is planning to do some construction on the international space station. The launch was official at 11:38 Tuesday morning when the shuttle safely blasted-off in the sky.
The only issue was minor and consisted of a small ice chuck lodged between the shuttle and the fuel tank. It was so minor, although, that NASA decided to leave it because it would be no threat.
The Canadian Press reported that the shuttle took off on time, which was the third shuttle to do so in a row. That streak could easily been broken during this launch.. The weather forecast was not looking to be in NASA's favor.

Comments

Hi, I viewed this launch from NASA causeway and the weather did really not look good. You may want to have a look at my personal notes that I had taken during the day:

http://spacelaunch.gerhards.net/2007/10/status-updates.html

I'd a lot of concerns about the clouds ;)

Rainer