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"A beautiful, beautiful launch"


After minor delays, Space shuttle Discovery launched last night. From the Associated Press:
 
Launch controllers could see the shuttle for seven minutes, until it reached somewhere off the New York or New Jersey coast. "We were all rewarded with a beautiful, beautiful launch," said launch director Mike Leinbach.
Watch video of the liftoff at NASA's site.

(Image Credit: Scott Andrews/NASA, Tom Farrar)