View Full Version : Liftoff! Discovery Finally Leaves Earth for ISS

2009-Mar-16, 12:00 AM
NASA's space shuttle discovery launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base at 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, under flawless skies and without a single significant complication, despite past issues that had postponed the launch no less than five times.Less than a minute after leaving the launch pad, Discovery was traveling 365 miles (578 kilometers) [...]

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2009-Mar-16, 12:25 AM
And away we go!

2009-Mar-16, 01:19 AM
Argghh...my software/hardware is showing Fraser's post as 7pm EDT, before the shuttle took off.

Hold on a sec...**krang**wap**thunk**klud**

Nothing helps, I guess it's beyond my technical expertise.

And the heavens-above website was reporting an abort five hours ago, must've been old news.