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STS-121 Flight Day 1 Highlights
07.04.06
 
Ice from Discovery's engine nozzles floating in space.

S121-E-05138 (4 July 2006) --- This ice, floating freely several yards from Discovery, is believed to have come from the orbiter's main engine nozzles and was photographed by the STS-121 crew shortly after the spacecraft reached orbit on July 4. The presence of similar ice has been seen on previous missions and is a normal occurrence.

Photo Credit: NASA

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