If all goes well today (and please, God, let it all go well today), at 10:39 AM EDT the space shuttle Discovery will launch, returning NASA's shuttle program to space after over two years of being grounded since the Columbia tragedy. I remember watching in 1989 when Discovery returned us to space after the Challenger tragedy. I was in college at the time, and I saw the launch on a television set in the Science Center, if I recall correctly. If I can, I'll be watching again today.
Good luck and Godspeed to
Commander Eileen Collins
Pilot James Kelly
Mission Specialist Charles Camarda
Mission Specialist Wendy Lawrence
Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi
Mission Specialist Steve Robinson
Mission Specialist Andy Thomas
Take us back to where we belong...and then please return safely home.
(Link: NASA's Return to Flight Page)