Discovery going for second launch since 2003 Columbia loss

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Saturday, July 1, 2006

The crew of the STS-121

With a planned launch time of 3:48 EDT (19:48 UTC), NASA's shuttle Discovery embarks on the second mission since the loss of shuttle Columbia in 2003. The mission designation is STS-121.

The crew are as follows:

As of 3:50 PM EDT (19:50 UTC), the weather has delayed the launch until July 2, with a planned launch time of 3:26 PM EDT (19:26 GMT).