Discovery (search) blasted off Tuesday morning to send seven astronauts into partly cloudy skies above Florida on the first space shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster 2 1/2 years ago.
The shuttle lifted off from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral promptly at 10:39 a.m. EDT to begin a 12-day supply and repair mission.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Discovery Lifts Off
The space shuttle Discovery has successfully lifted off this morning for the first time in two and a half years and is on it's way into orbit.