Against a black night sky, the space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew head toward Earth orbit

Space shuttle Discovery was launched at night on Dec. 9, 2006. Image Credit: NASA

      to send something on its way, such as when a rocket's engines are ignited to send it from Earth into space

While on vacation in Florida, my family saw the space shuttle launch into space.

My older brother likes to launch rockets with his rocket club.

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