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Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the night sky trailing a tail of fire after a launch at 7:17 p.m. EDT.

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Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the night sky, trailing a tail of fire from the solid rocket boosters, after a perfect on-time launch at 7:17 p.m. EDT. The launch of mission STS-92 carries a crew of seven on a construction flight to the International Space Station. Discovery also 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.; [Photo taken with Nikon D1 camera.]</i<>

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  • Title: Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles into the night sky trailing a tail of fire after a launch at 7:17 p.m. EDT.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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