Liftoff of Shuttle Discovery starting STS-119's mission to the International Space Station. Photo taken on the NASA causeway.
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STS-119 (ISS assembly flight 15A) was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and was flown by Space Shuttle Discovery. It delivered and assembled the fourth starboard Integrated Truss Segment (S6), and the fourth set of solar arrays and batteries to the station. The launch took place on March 15, 2009, at 7:43 p.m. EDT.