Discovery’s STS-116 Mission Begins

First night launch in four years since the foam fiasco and the STS-107 Columbia disaster

Discovery’s STS-116 Mission Begins []

9 December 2006, 9:10 p.m. EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Discovery has reached orbit, and the seven STS-116 astronauts have officially embarked on their 12-day International Space Station conference.

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