Exclusive NASA video of the start of Bella's first mission.

According to NASA engineers, a previously moth-balled Apollo rocket was used for this mission since there was only one astronaut aboard. Undisclosed sources indicate that the economy and budgetary constraints may have also played a role. Bella's parents main concern was that in the future Bella may only be able to fall asleep while strapped into an Apollo size rocket. The space shuttle would never do!

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