Former Dunnellon Teacher and Crew Blast Off!
Â Â Â Â Discovery made picture-perfect blast off Sunday night, from Cape Canaveral.
Â Â Â Â STS-119 is on a rendezvous with the International Space Station.
Â Â Â Â During the first launch attempt on Wednesday, hydrogen gas spewed into the air from a vent line connected to Discovery's external fuel tank. Â
Â Â Â Â NASA replaced all the hookups, but never found anything broken.
Â Â Â Â The craft and crew are carry up one last set of solar wings for the Space Station as well as some critical parts for its water-recycling system.Â Â
Â Â Â Â Discovery's mission was intended to last 14 days and include four space-walks, but because of the repeated launch delays, the mission was cut down to 13 days with three space-walks at best.
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