We Have Liftoff!
Kid Reporters Mason and Bailey Pownall finally saw their friend Astronaut Tim Kopra begin his space adventure when the Space Shuttle Endeavour achieved liftoff on Wednesday afternoon. It was the sixth attempt at launch for the problem-plagued shuttle. The first three attempts were scrubbed due to a gas leak. The next two attempts were delayed because of bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Today—the shuttle's second day in orbit—the crew will inspect the shuttle's heat shield and prepare for docking with the International Space Station (ISS).
Mason and Bailey will report back soon on this blog with a full description of the lift off and mission details.