Posted By RichC on December 9, 2006
Success! The space shuttle Discovery launched beautifully into the night sky after a Thursday night delay. This was the first launch prior at night since the Columbia disaster. There was wind earlier in the day that potentially could have delayed the launch for a second time, but the go signal was given and the seven crew headed toward the space station at 20:47:35. Godspeed crew of STS-116 … have a successful mission and return safely in 12 days.