Monday, April 5, 2010

Discovery Blasts Off!

Sure looks like a night launch...

Did NASA lie? The last mission to ISS was billed as the last night launch of the shuttle. Hmmmm. Blastoff at 6:21 a.m. Eastern time is still pretty dark, looking at the picture above. Oh, well... maybe there was a hint of a dawn sky that I don't see there.

Like most Americans, I was too tired to schedule my clock to wake me up a couple of hours before dawn to watch the blast off live. Thankfully, NASA has been replaying the launch during the day and I got to watch that. The shuttle Discovery is on its way to the ISS and should dock there on Wednesday. Tuesday will be spent inspecting the thermal protection tiles and preparing for the docking.

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