Discovery.

Space Shuttle Discovery in Record Launch

The space shuttle Discovery launched today on one of Nasa’s final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station, and in the process will set a record for most women in space. The three women on board will join the female scientist already on the space station.

A former schoolteacher, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, is among the female astronauts, and two aerospace engineers, Stephanie Wilson and Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki. The three will join chemist Tracy Caldwell Dyson at the International Space Station.

Once combined, the shuttle and station crews will number 13: eight Americans, three Russians and two Japanese.

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