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Discovery's Off!
News story originally written on March 8, 2001

The Discovery shuttle lifted off today at 5:42 a.m. CST. The shuttle is headed for the International Space Station (ISS).

The Discovery shuttle is bringing the 2nd crew of the ISS. These team members are Yury Usachev, James Voss and Susan Helms. The Discovery shuttle will then give the 1st ISS crew a ride home! The 1st crew of the ISS have been on the station for over 4 months! I'm sure they will be glad to come home to Earth where they can get a pizza or a burger whenever they want! It sure would be cool to get a ride home on the space shuttle, wouldn't it?

Last modified March 9, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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