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Picture of the Day - Beauty in the Night as STS-128 Lifts Off

Published by Matt on Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:08 pm via: source
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Billows of smoke and steam rise above Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida alongside space shuttle Discovery as it races toward space on the STS-128 mission.

The STS-128 mission is the 30th International Space Station assembly flight and the 128th space shuttle flight. The 13-day mission will deliver more than 7 tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew members on the International Space Station. The equipment includes a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill.

STS-128 lifts off Credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O'Connell

STS-128 lifts off Credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O'Connell

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