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

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Discovery sits at launch pad 39A

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

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Nespoli infront of the “spacebus”

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Lift off!!