26.07.05 - 10:11 a.m.

10:48 a.m. - Main engine cut-off -- and jettison of the External Tank! Discovery has reached orbit! Commander Eileen Collins confirms a good separation.

10:46 a.m. - Discovery traveling 3,300 miles per hour, altitude 65 miles, and 615 miles downrange from Kennedy.

10:45 a.m. - Discovery has rolled back to a heads-up position now as it soars toward orbit.

10:44 a.m. - Space Shuttle Discovery is traveling 6,700 miles per hour and is 200 miles from Kennedy.

10:42 a.m. - Space Shuttle Discovery is now 85 miles east of the Kennedy Space Center.

10:41 a.m. - Mission-elapsed time two minutes, five seconds and Discovery's twin Solid Rocket Boosters have separated successfully.

10:39 a.m. - 3... 2... 1... and liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery... beginning America's new journey to the moon, Mars and beyond... and the vehicle has cleared the tower.



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