The Chicago Tribune, 24 February 2011
Publié le :
25 février 2011
"CAPE CANAVERAL Nearly four months late and held up by a last-minute computer glitch Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off under clear blue skies Thursday afternoon on its final mission to the International Space Station before it is retired next month.
"The 27-year-old orbiter, with a crew of six astronauts, thundered from the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center
at 4:53 p.m. as tens of thousands of spectators cheered NASA's
oldest and most-traveled shuttle.
""The final liftoff of Discovery," exulted Mike Curie, NASA's launch commentator, "a tribute to the dedication, hard work and pride of America's space shuttle team.""