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Shuttle launch. Launch of the space shuttle Discovery from Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA, at the beginning of mission STS-95 on 29th October 1998. Aboard were astronauts Curtis L. Brown, Jr, (mission commander), Steven W. Lindsey, Scott F. Parazynski & Steven K. Robinson. Also on board was Pedro Duque, a mission specialist representing the European Space Agency (ESA). Representing Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA) was payload specialist Chiaki Naito Mukai who was making her second space flight. Also making his second space flight was payload specialist senator John H. Glenn Jr. His last space flight was 36 years ago. The mission lasted 9 days.
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