First Day in Orbit

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Miles above earth Wednesday morning, the crew of the space shuttle Discovery is up and busy at work.

They were woken up by the song "Lord of the Dance" by the Christmas Revels for Commander Pam Melroy. It begins with the lyrics “I danced in the morning when the earth was begun, I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun.” This is the crew's first full day in orbit.
Their schedule includes checking the shuttle for any damage that may have occurred during Tuesday's launch and preparing for the rest of the mission.


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