The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 1, 2000 --7
Space shuttle Endeavour
takes astronauts to Alpha
- ("APE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -
o ,e shuttle Endeavour blasted off
Wt night carrying five astronauts and
giant solar wings for the international
The shuttle rose promptly from
itsseaside pad at 10:06 p.m. in a
brilliant blaze of light that turned
night into day for miles around. It
resembled a bright star as it soared
"through a clear sky into orbit.
"This is a beautiful night to fly,"
launch director Mike Leinbach told
e astronauts just before liftoff.
owe wish you luck. Have fun
and give our best to Shep, Sergei
'and Yuri," the space station's three
The space station, Alpha, was 230
'niles above the Indian Ocean at liftoff,
its. residents supposedly asleep.
-ndfeavour will catch up with the sta-
Gov. Jeb Bush, who witnessed his
st space shuttle flight, couldn't
.Jelp but mention the state's election
turmoil while congratulating launch
"I don't know if you've noticed.
You all have been very busy. But
there's a lot of attention on Florida
over the last couple of weeks,"
Bush said, drawing a big laugh.
"But I want to tell you that the best
of Florida is right here, not what is
being depicted on television, but
what just happened right now."
Endeavour's cargo bay is filled with
the world's largest, most powerful set
of spacecraft solar wings. The shuttle
astronauts will attach the S600 million
wings to the space station on Sunday
in NASA's most complicated construc-
tion mission to date.
Once unfurled, the wings will
stretch 240 feet from tip to tip, and
38 feet across, constituting the
largest structure ever deployed in
space. It is one of the heaviest shut-
tle payloads ever, 35.000 pounds of
panels and associated batteries and
The electricity-producing solar wings
will provide the power necessary to
open up the entire station and to run the
U.S.-made laboratory section when it
arrives in January. Alpha's three occu-
pants have been confined to two of the
station's three rooms because of insuffi-
cient power for heating.
The shuttle flight almost got off
to a late start.
NASA delayed fueling Endeav-
our by two hours so technicians
could remove a bracket that was
dangling from the launch pad.
Shuttle managers feared the metal
bracket could break off and strike
Endeavour's wing at liftoff.
The bracket was seen dangling
during a routine inspection. It's
supposed to hold up a water pipe on
the outside of the walkway room
used by astronauts to board the
shuttle. Another loose bracket near-
by was replaced.
Then a small grass fire broke out near
the pad, but quickly was extinguished.
State employees wrestle the official Pennsylvania state Christmas tree, a 23-foot Concolor fir from Indiana County, into
the rotunda at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.
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view all the way from Palm Beach to Talla-
Sauls could need the ballots if he sides with
Gore after a hearing tomorrow on the merits
of recounts in three counties. The vice presi-
dent is trying to overturn the official results of
orida's election, which give Bush a 537-
votQ lead and the 25 electoral votes needed to
claim the White House.
Gore's advisers believe he needs a court
victory and a speedy reduction of Bush's
lead to keep public patience with a 23-day
sandoff that the vice president said could
linger until the Electoral College meets
His lawyers filed an urgent plea with the
Zf rida Supreme Court asking the seven jus-
ces, all with Democratic ties, to start hand-
counting ballots while Sauls decides whether
the recounts could be added to Gore's totals.
"There is no reason to delay counting ballots
even one day," the brief read.
Summing up Gore's urgency, both legally
and politically, his lawyers told the court:
"We're getting close to the end."
A new potential for delay emerged late yes-
terday when Republicans asked Sauls to order
an additional 1.2 million ballots brought to
Tallahassee from Volusia, Broward and Pinel-
las counties. The judge has not yet considered
"We believe there were a number of illegal
votes for Gore in those counties.' said Bush
spokesman Scott McClellan.
The vice president's allies were just as
emphatic about a Florida legislative commit-
tee's recommendation that a special session
be called to choose a slate of electors, pre-
sumably Bush supporters.
"What the hell is going on here?" Senate
Democratic leader Tom Rossin asked in frus-
Gore's running mate, Joseph Lieberman,
accused Jeb Bush of helping1
a power grab.
his brother with
"It threatens to put us into a constitutional
crisis," Lieberman said. Until now, only
Bush's team had talked of stakes so high in an
effort to force Gore to concede. Democrats
employed the heated rhetoric yesterday to
portray Bush as a political puppeteer pulling
every available string to maintain his minus-
Bush brushed off questions about the L OU-
islature. saving. "I Won three counts and I
think it's time" to end the election.
Jesse Jackson, members of the NAACP
and the Congressional Black Caucus
planned to meet with Attorney General
Janet Reno today to request a Justice
Department investigation into what Jackson
called "corrupt practices" in Florida that
helped deny votes to minority people in
"More than recounting, we need an investi-
gation," Jackson said in a telephone interview.
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reached after including a hand count from
Broward County -- showed Bush's lead had
shrunk to only 537 votes.
Rothstein said the Bush legal team is hoping the
court will void the Nov. 26 certification. "It would be
rood for Bush if the court said the November 14
date was the proper one for certification because
Bush had a much bigger lead then," Rothstein said.
The events unfolding inside the Supreme
Court yesterday and today are rivaled by those
taking place just outside its walls.
Satellite television trucks cluttered the streets
surrounding the court and spectators, eager to
xw itness American history in the making, lined up
as early as 4 a.m. yesterday to get one of 50 spots
inside the courtroom open to the general public.
"It's a story to tell," said Rob Hutchings, a stu-
dent from Beloit College in Wisconsin who
camped out all night to get a seat. He was the
second person in line. "It will be something to
"It will be something to__
tell our kids 20 years 3
from nowe '
- Rob Hutchings
Beloit College student
tell our kids 20 years from now, Ilutchings said.
At around 5 p.m. vesterday, Hutchinss was
joined by about 80 other optimistic spectators
who xvere willing to brave the 30-degree temper-
atures and sleep outside all night. Many broUght
sleeping bags, some even brought tents. "Trivial
Pursuit, playing cards and football were some of'
the activities keeping them busy.
Officials at the Supreme Court said yesterday
that at most they would be able to accommodate
50 spectators in the public gallery. There will be,
an additional 30 spots for the general public that,
will be rotated every three to five minutes.
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