Second last ever Shuttle flight cleared for launch

October 26, 2010 | By | Add a Comment
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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.

Image above: The STS-133 crew members, from the left, are NASA astronauts Alvin Drew and Nicole Stott, both mission specialists; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Lindsey, commander; Michael Barratt and Tim Kopra, both mission specialists. Image credit: NASA

(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.’

Further information about the upcoming launch can be found here on NASA’s website. The launch will be webcast live on NASA TV.

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.

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