Many people gathered to watch Discovery's launch
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STS-95 Launch: "Let the wings of Discovery lift us on to the future."
News story originally written on October 30, 1998
The Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on
October 29th at 2:19 p.m. EST. The sky was clear and the weather was
great. This was the America's 123rd manned space mission
A huge crowd came to watch John Glenn
back into space. This is his second space flight in 36 years. People
said there there were a lot more people watching this launch there there
normally are. Also the launch was broadcast on many major television
The crew for the nine-day mission consists of: Curtis L. Brown as
commander; Steven W. Lindsey as pilot; Stephen K. Robinson, Scott E.
Parazynski, and Pedro Duque as mission specialists; and Chiaki Mukai and
Glenn as Payload Specialists.
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