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Of the trio set to reach the ISS six hours after blast-off, both Saint-Jacques and McClain are flying for the first time.
Blast-Off Brands co-founder Ramez Toubassy will join Gordon Brothers as president of the Brands Division and the rest of the Blast-Off Brands team will take on senior leadership positions on both the creative and licensing sides of the business.
NASA has prepared its space shuttle Discovery for blast-off at 11.59 EDT (03.59 GMT on Saturday) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with seven astronauts on board.
Before the blast-off, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appeared to make a rare public appearance, when he visited a theatre in Pyongyang.
Nate Gorman of Las Vegas drops some voodoo on this Peter Hewitt blast-off
The Russian Soyuz rocket had been due to launch on Saturday but the mission was aborted just 20 seconds before blast-off because scientists were unhappy with safety checks.
A blast-off on Sunday was delayed due to bad weather at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
But because of concerns about the launchpad's 'water deluge' system, the blast-off was abandoned after a 33-minute launch window expired just before 11pm UK time.
As blast-off nears, the seats tilt back so the `astronauts' are facing skywards as they would be in a real rocket launch.
Before hitting the popular blast-off hip, ledge or what have you, the Beamer looks left, then right, scoping his "audience." He'll then do whatever stock trick he has wired and complete the routine with a roll-away stare-down.
But it is deemed minor as it did not occur in the critical first two minutes of Wednesday's Florida blast-off meaning the debris did not hit the spaceship at full force.
Two shuttles were on stand-by for blast-off on a journey that reads like a Hollywood script.
TWO days after blast-off, the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission was in trouble.
Her parents Larry and Mary Egan where in the US for blast-off earlier this week.
On July 22, 1999, the launch of Columbia was halted just seven seconds from blast-off when a dangerous build-up of hydrogen gas stopped the countdown.