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Native Nebraskan Clayton Anderson joined six of his astronaut colleagues aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, which blasted off early Monday on its mission to rendevous with the International Space Station orbiting earth. Anderson is serving as a mission specialist and will be among the crew members who will be completing several space walks during the mission. At left, Anderson waves to the media and a gathering of special guests as the astronauts leave their pre-launch quarters en-route to the launch pad to board the shuttle before lift-off. (Republican photo by Russ Pankonin)