Photo courtesy of NASA TV
Space shuttle Discovery blasted off to a picture perfect launch this afternoon, carrying the large Japanese research laboratory named Kibo to the International Space Station. Among the seven astronaut crew is Minnesota native (and runner) Karen Nyberg. Karen will be the first astronaut to operate 3 different robotic arms during a single space flight.
It's difficult to comprehend travelling at 17,500 miles per hour!
Photo courtesy of NASA.
Getting ready to line up for the start of the 2007 Boston Marathon.