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Hills of smoke and steam rise as space shuttle Discovery lifts off on its STS-124 mission to the International Space Station.

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Hills of smoke and steam rise from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center as space shuttle Discovery lifts off on its STS-124 mission to the International Space Station. Launch was on time at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Discovery is making its 35th flight. The STS-124 mission is the 26th in the assembly of the space station. It is the second of three flights launching components to complete the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. The shuttle crew will install Kibo's large Japanese Pressurized Module and its remote manipulator system, or RMS. The 14-day flight includes three spacewalks. Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph, Tony Gray, Robert Murray, Mike Kerley

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  • Title: Hills of smoke and steam rise as space shuttle Discovery lifts off on its STS-124 mission to the International Space Station.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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