October 23, 2007 – STS-120 Discovery launches for ISS

Space shuttle Discovery launches Tuesday morning to start STS-120. Image credit: NASA TV

Flight Day 1

  • Launch
  • Payload Bay Door Opening
  • Ku-Band Antenna Deployment
  • Shuttle Robotic Arm Activation and Checkout
  • Umbilical Well and Handheld External Tank Video and Stills Downlink

Source: STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

Above: Space shuttle Discovery’s robotic arm with the attached boom extension is moved into position shortly after completion of the heat shield inspection. Image credit: NASA

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~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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