POSTED: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:05am
UPDATED: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:07am
Kennedy Space Center, Florida - The space shuttle discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida just before dawn.
The shuttle is scheduled to spend almost two weeks in space delivering spare parts and supplies to the international space station.
This is the last scheduled night launch as NASA retires the entire shuttle fleet this fall.
Once that happens, the space station will rely exclusively on other countries' vessels for crews and supplies.