4th of July  

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Uploaded: 07/04/06 8:02 PM GMT
4th of July
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Like a roman candle shooting through the blue sky, the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-121 kicks off the fireworks for the U.S. holiday. Commanded by Steven Lindsey, Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts roared from Launch Pad 39B to begin a 15,000-mph chase to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA


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07/04/06 8:39 PM GMT
One heck of a "bottle rocket"! (LOL) Excellent capture!
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07/04/06 10:35 PM GMT
What a great capture.
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07/04/06 11:22 PM GMT
Great narrative and an even better image....Let's all pray for a safe return..
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10/25/06 1:40 AM GMT
At first i thought that was an amateur rocket. >_>, just a big one. Thanks for bringing this image to caedes. The countdown is my favorite part for somereason.
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