Follow this link to go to the text only version of nasa.gov
NASA -National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Follow this link to skip to the main content
+ Text Only Site
+ Site Help & Preferences
Go
ABOUT NASALATEST NEWSMULTIMEDIAMISSIONSMyNASAWORK FOR NASA

+ Home
SPACE SHUTTLE
SPACE SHUTTLE MAIN
SHUTTLE MISSIONS
BEHIND THE SCENES
LAUNCH AND LANDING
MULTIMEDIA
NEWS AND MEDIA RESOURCES
VEHICLE STRUCTURE
 + Space Station Section
+ Astronauts
+ NASA Home > Mission Sections > Space Shuttle > Shuttle Missions > STS-120 > Launch & Landing

  LAUNCH COVERAGE
 
 10.23.07 - Liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-120 Mission

Space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a mission to deliver the Italian-built U.S. Harmony Node 2 to the International Space Station. View countdown highlights below.

 
  VIDEO GALLERY
 
 
The external tank is jettisoned.
External Tank Jettison
+ View This Video
Discovery's solid rocket boosters are jettisoned.
A Successful Separation
+ View This Video
Liftoff of space shuttle Discovery.
Liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery!
+ View This Video
An STS-120 crew member is strapped into Discovery.
Seated and Strapped In
+ View This Video
The STS-120 crew departs for the launch pad.
Suiting Up to Fly
+ View This Video
Space shuttle Discovery is awash in light at Launch Pad 39A.
Welcome to Launch Day
+ View This Video
 
+ Back to Top

+ Freedom of Information Act
+ Budgets, Strategic Plans and Accountability Reports
+ The President's Management Agenda
+ Privacy Policy and Important Notices
+ Inspector General Hotline
+ Equal Employment Opportunity Data Posted Pursuant to the No Fear Act
+ Information-Dissemination Priorities and Inventories
+ USA.gov
+ ExpectMore.gov
NASA
Editor: Jeanne Ryba
NASA Official: Brian Dunbar
Last Updated: April 15, 2010
+ Contact NASA
+ SiteMap