More than a million people were expected in the area around the Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch. Many arrived before sunrise to claim the best seats. Scott Cameron/NPR hide caption

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Food packets containing the astronauts' "all-American meal," including (clockwise from top left) corn, chicken, brisket, and beans, along with a lemonade, at right. Devin Boldt/NASA - JSC hide caption

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Astronaut Steve Bowen works outside the International Space Station's Quest airlock during Monday's spacewalk. Bowen's spacewalk was unexpectedly extended by a computer malfunction. NASA TV hide caption

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Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery, seen here lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, are preparing to dock with the International Space Station Saturday. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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