Space shuttle blasts off, finally flying on try 3
Space shuttle Discovery crew mission specialist Jose Hernandez,
left and Patrick Forrester walk out of the Operations and Check-out
building at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on
Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts blazed into orbit
Saturday on a spectacular midnight flight to the international
space station, hauling up a treadmill named after a TV funnyman and
thousands of pounds (kilos) of more solemn supplies.
Among those aboard was Lodi-area astronaut Jose Hernandez.
Friday, August 28, 2009 10:00 pm.