NASA shuttle Discovery launches

NASA reports no significant technical issues
May 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Space shuttle Discovery is on its way to the international space station.

The shuttle blasted off shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, right on time.

Discovery's crew will be unloading and installing the $1 billion lab, and hand-delivering a specially made pump for the space station's balky toilet. The shuttle should reach the space station on Monday.


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