STS-121 successfully launches today

Posted By on July 4, 2006

STS-121 LaunchesHappy Birthday America! What an outstanding way to celebrate Independence day. STS-121 and the Shuttle Discovery made a near picture perfect launch today at 2:35PM lifting a heavy weight from anyone associated with the Space Program. The crew of seven are now in space and during this 12-day mission will continue evaluating new safety procedures while they visit the International Space Station. The team plans two spacewalks and attempt a series of repairs. STS-121 will be the first of an ambitious 18 planned trips to space over the next 3 years. It would be great to see America Shuttle program phase out on a high note leaving a positive legacy in its wake.

Today’s launch brought back memories of watching NASA launch men into space as the US raced to the moon — to disastrous moments that reminded us of the risk. For Americans and the many involved with the space program, today was a true celebration. I didn’t intend on archiving this moment, but decided last minute I wanted to include such a highlight in my blog. Let’s hope for a safe and successful mission.

STS-121 heads to space – FoxNews clip


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