Space Shuttle Mission Highlights

Discovery Rests on Launch Pad
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Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew launched at 2:38 p.m. (EDT) on July 4 for a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Discovery docked with the station at 10:52 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, July 6.

The flight made history as the first human-occupied spacecraft to launch on U.S. Independence Day.
—Photograph courtesy NASA
 
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