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A perfect on time launch for Space Shuttle Discovery at 7:17 p.m. EDT.

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A perfect on-time launch for Space Shuttle Discovery at 7:17 p.m. EDT. This marks the 100th launch in the history of the Shuttle program. Discovery carries a payload that includes the Integrated Truss Structure Z-1, first of 10 trusses that will form the backbone of the Space Station, and the third Pressurized Mating Adapter that will provide a Shuttle docking port for solar array installation on the sixth Station flight and Lab installation on the seventh Station flight. Discovery’s landing is expected Oct. 22 at 2:10 p.m. EDT

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  • Title: A perfect on time launch for Space Shuttle Discovery at 7:17 p.m. EDT.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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