Shuttle Lifts Off with Science Lab in Tow
AUDIE CORNISH, host:
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Space Shuttle Discovery blasted into orbit yesterday with a Japanese science lab the size of a school bus in tow. They're hauling the billion-dollar lab to the International Space Station for a rendezvous tomorrow.
Leroy Kane heads the mission management team.
Mr. LEROY KANE (Head, Mission Management Team): This is hugely important mission for the programs. We're very excited for our Japanese friends and I look forward to get on with the (unintelligible) operations.
CORNISH: Space Station crewmembers are excited about the science lab delivery but they're also anxiously awaiting delivery of a spare part, to fix a malfunctioning toilet.
Unidentified Man: Fascinating.
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