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LIFTOFF!



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*LIFTOFF!*

Space shuttle Discovery launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on a 
spectacular tower of smoke and flame. The lift off capped a flawless 
countdown on a brilliant Florida morning and began Discovery's chase of 
the International Space Station. Discovery and its seven astronauts will 
add a new module called Harmony to the orbiting laboratory during the 
STS-120 mission. They will also reposition a station segment already in 
orbit and crew member Dan Tani will move into the space station for a 
long-duration mission.

Discovery is scheduled to land at Kennedy following the 14-day mission.
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