ESA has released its first few images for the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-120 International Space Station (ISS) mission that is carrying, along with the agency’s astronaut Paolo Nespoli, the European built Node 2 “Harmony” module that is to be attached to the ISS.

Watch the launch video here and here and here

Discovery sits at launch pad 39A

The crew walk to the “spacebus” for transfer to the launch pad – Nespoli is in the centre of the picture

Nespoli infront of the “spacebus”

Lift off!!