|Discovery supplies the station on STS-131
4/5/10 ~ 6:21:25am
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Soaring into the spectacular pre-dawn twilight, Discovery's 38th and penultimate journey into space supplied the International Space Station using the reusable Leonardo Multipurpose Logistics Module and delivered a new ammonia tank. Launch took place in a spectacular pre-dawn twilight, and widely considered one of the prettier shuttle launches in memory (certainly within the past decade). The main engine plume was visible in a rare show as the shuttle traveled well downrange, hundreds of miles up the East Coast of the United States.
**RARE PHOTOS: Discovery lifted in VAB**
STS-131 crew arrives for TCDT Discovery rolls out to Pad 39A STS-131 payload canister lift
Remote setup morning sunrise Sunrise over press site RSS rollback Landing Landing 2 Tow back to OPF
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