Photo de stock - 08/10/2001 __ As Space Shuttle Discovery roars into the blue sky over the Space Coast, the brilliant flames of its engines and boosters cast a pink glow in the turn basin. The spectators across the turn basin enjoy the spectacle for on_time liftoff at 5:10:14 p.m. EDT. Besides the Shuttle crew of four, Discovery carries the Expedition Three crew who will replace Expedition Two on the International Space Station. The mission includes the third flight of an Italian_built Multi_Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Part of the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer EAS tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three_member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five_month stay on the Station

Photo de stock: 08/10/2001 -- As Space Shuttle Discovery roars into the blue sky over the Space Coast, the brilliant flames of its engines and boosters cast a pink glow in the.

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