I thought that this was a pretty cool picture, which is what prompted me to post it here. I normally on post NASA stuff on one of my other sites, but am cross-posting it both places today.
The Space Shuttle Endeavor created a glow in the night as it launched at 2:29 a.m. from Launch Complex 39a at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning. Endeavor and her crew are delivering a Canadian Space Agency robotic system an a logistics module for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to the International Space Station. This is to be a sixteen day mission.
According to the story (below) they are also swapping out an astronaut for a long-term mission and one of the EU astronauts is returning home.
This is also being Cross-Posted at theapp.net