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3 Shuttle Flights left

photo - NASA/Ben Cooper

Discovery launched at 11.21am our time on Easter Banks Holiday Monday. It was the last night-time launch of a Space Shuttle and means there are just 3 flights left before the Shuttles are retired.

There are 3 women astronauts aboard Discovery. This means that there will be a record of 4 women in space at the same time. The 3 on discovery will join their collageu of the International Space Station (ISS) when Discovery docks with the ISS on Wednesday.

If you are up in the early hours you can see Discovery and the ISS as they cross the UK’s night sky. The best view is around 5.30 am on 14th April. More details at Heavens Above.

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