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President Wishes Crew of Space Shuttle Discovery Safe and Successful Mission

Press Release From: White House
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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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.

I thank the men and women of NASA who have dedicated themselves to putting our space program back on track.

Our space program is a source of great national pride, and this flight is an essential step toward our goal of continuing to lead the world in space science, human space flight, and space exploration.

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