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Shuttle Endeavour Successfully Launches In Mission To Assemble International Space Station

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December 4, 1998
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National Aeronautics And Space Administration
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After a brief isolated shower near Launch Complex 39A, Endeavour launched this morning at 3:35:34 a.m. on its second launch attempt. The first attempt on Dec. 3 was scrubbed when launch controllers, following an assessment of a suspect hydraulic system, were unable to resume the countdown clock in time to launch within the remaining launch window.

Five Americans and one Russian set off to begin building the International Space Station at 2:36 a.m. CST today, launching from Kennedy Space Center with the first American-built component of the station -- a connecting module named Unity -- in the Space Shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay. The shuttle's climb to orbit was flawless.


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National Aeronautics And Space Administration. (1998, December 4). Shuttle Endeavour Successfully Launches In Mission To Assemble International Space Station. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981204080335.htm
National Aeronautics And Space Administration. "Shuttle Endeavour Successfully Launches In Mission To Assemble International Space Station." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/12/981204080335.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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