The Shuttle Discovery on the Launch Pad (note its size compared to the van that appears in the picture)
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Weather Cooperates with Discovery Launch
News story originally written on August 8, 1997
NASA launched shuttle Discovery this past Thursday. NASA was worried about bad weather causing problems with the launch. The weather ended up being fine and the launch was good.
While the shuttle is in orbit the astronauts will test a robotic arm. This arm acts like a human arm and hand. It can pick things up, move objects, and turn knobs. It is run with a computer.
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