Discovery: STS-114

The Return to Flight

Tomorrow July 13, 2005 Shuttle Discovery will launch as STS-114 on mission “International Space Station Flight LF1” at 15:51 EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This is the first mission in over 2 years because of the disaster of the Columbia shuttle. It is great to see the shuttle back in action after such a traumatic prior experience. It’s time to fly again.

Here is launchpad 39b at Kennedy Space Center, Florida where the Discovery as STS-114 will launch tomorrow.


UPDATE: The Return to Flight has been postponed due to a malfunction on the external tank. The next launch attempt could be as early as July 16th. I will keep you posted!

Categories: Science
  1. July 14th, 2005 at 19:47 | #1

    That’s an awesome shot! I am more impressed with Google Earth every day. Have you seen Sprol? He discusses the worst places on Earth and uses Google maps to illustrate them.

    BTW, how’d you find my site, Blog Explosion?

  2. July 14th, 2005 at 20:00 | #2

    I am too! I think we need to add 2 hours to the day so we can have more time to use Earth.Google!! I am so addicted! I hadn’t seen Sprol before, thanks for the link. It looks like he has some interesting things to point out - kinda sad is some cases!

    Oddly enough, it wasn’t Blog Explosion (go figure, eh?), it was from Just Wandering’s blog.

  3. July 15th, 2005 at 03:54 | #3

    Man, I didn’t even rember making that comment. :-P Good thing you’d cross-posted your reply to my blog or I’d've never seen it!

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