Commander Eileen Collins and Mission Specialist Steve Robinson work on Discovery's flight deck shortly after launch.
Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston track the space shuttle Discovery as it orbits the Earth.
The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off from launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center on July 26, 2005, on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station.
The shuttle crew heads to the launch pad. In front are pilot Jim Kelley (left) and commander Eileen Collins.