Space Shuttle Discovery blasted off this morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying a Troy University flag.
Liftoff was scheduled for 10:38 a.m. CDT. The flag, which is part of the shuttle’s payload, will spend 14 days in space and will travel to the International Space Station.
NASA Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock, a member of the STS-120 crew, made the Troy flag’s Space journey possible.
Ten members of Troy University’s Wiregrass Math & Science Consortium were in Florida to watch the launch. The teachers will carry stories back to their students in Dothan area schools.
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Col. Wheelock is expected to visit Troy University in the spring to meet with consortium members on the Dothan Campus to discuss the mission.