And They’re Off!

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Just watched the liftoff of the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-116.  A rare nightime launch which went absolutely perfect.  What a treat it must be to be there and watch it light up the sky.

The STS-116 mission is the 33rd for Discovery and the 117th space shuttle flight. During the 12-day mission, the crew will continue construction on the International Space Station, rewiring the orbiting laboratory and adding a segment to its integrated truss structure.