Space Shuttle Discovery lifting off, Florida, July 2005.
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Spectators at the NASA News Centre at Kennedy Space Centre get a bird's-eye-view of Space Shuttle Discovery as it roars through a stray cloud after liftoff at 10:39 a.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B on the historic Return to Flight mission STS-114. It is the 114th Space Shuttle flight and the 31st for Discovery. The 12-day mission ended with touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility on August 9.