NASA has given the go-ahead for the second last ever Space Shuttle launch this coming Tuesday morning at 6.40 am AEST (add one hour if daylight savings is in use in your location). The launch was under threat due to a minor fuel leak. That has since been repaired and a go given for launch.
(From NASA website) ‘The STS-133 crew members are Commander Steven Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Tim Kopra and Nicole Stott. Discovery will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station.’
The last mission by a Space Shuttle is currently scheduled to occur on 27 February 2011 by the Space Shuttle Endeavour. More information on that mission can be found here.