Space Shuttle Mission Highlights

Discovery Rests on Launch Pad
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Pilot Mark Kelly fixes his glove during suit-up prior to the July 4 launch of shuttle mission STS-121. The latest mission is the 115th shuttle flight and the 18th U.S. flight to the International Space Station.

During the 13-day mission, shuttle crew are testing new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as delivering supplies and making repairs to the International Space Station.
—Photograph by Kim Shiflett/NASA
 
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