From Space, Shuttle Commander Reflects On Return To Flight
"On the evening of our first day in space aboard the Space
Shuttle Discovery," Discovery Commander Eileen Collins from orbit
Tuesday night, "the STS-114 crew would like to send our thanks to
the teams who've worked so hard over the past two and a half years
to return the fleet to orbit. Our thanks go out to all the
managers, the engineers, the technicians and everyone. Give
yourselves a pat on the back. This is work well done."
On behalf of all Americans, I wish the crew of the Space Shuttle
Discovery a safe and successful mission. Today's launch marks
NASA's return to flight following the tragic loss of the Space
Shuttle Columbia crew in February 2003...