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Posted at 3:45 PM ET, 02/24/2011

Space shuttle launches for Discovery's final flight (Video)

By Melissa Bell
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The space shuttle Discovery sits on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)

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The space shuttle Discovery launches. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)

All systems seemed to be a go for Thursday's launch of Discovery, but minutes before liftoff NASA tweeted that there was a "no go" signal for their range. The system was resolved and the shuttle launched.

The NASA space shuttle has made the flight 38 times before. Thursday's launch will be its last.

By Melissa Bell  | February 24, 2011; 3:45 PM ET
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Saw the STS-331 take off while in Titusville. Thousands of people were there, it took hours to leave the small town. Noticed that many businesses and homes were suffering from the economic downturn orchestrated by the government cutbacks. It is sad to think off all the inventions and products that have come as a result of our space program many of these items are now manufactured abroad not here. Sadder still to consider the number of Americans now being unemployed as a result of special interest groups. We need to do something about this and we need to be able to be proud of our innovations, research and who we put into political office.

Posted by: Tinker4 | February 24, 2011 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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