Space Shuttle Heads Back to the Space Station

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nasa.jpgIt's too soon to tell if the space shuttle suffered much damage after today's launch because Discovery's big-dish antenna has failed to provide pictures. That's expected to be resolved when the crew reaches the space station tomorrow. The mission won't feature as much live TV as we've come to expect, with 13 astronauts planning three space walks and other chores. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics astronomer Jonathan McDowell writes about the space program at Jonathan's Space Report.

Segment image: Space shuttle Discovery lifts off. Photo: NASA




Warren Olney