Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

Space shuttle Discovery began a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 6:21 a.m. EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. STS-131 is the… read more

Space shuttle Discovery began a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 6:21 a.m. EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

STS-131 is the second of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, with the last flight targeted for a September launch.

Discovery will deliver science and supplies to the station. Inside the shuttle’s cargo bay is the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, a pressurized “moving van” that will be temporarily attached to the station. The module is filled with supplies, a new crew sleeping quarters and science racks that will be transferred to the station’s laboratories. The flight will include three spacewalks to switch out a gyroscope on the station’s truss, or backbone, install a spare ammonia storage tank and return a used one, and retrieve a Japanese experiment from the station’s exterior.

Three of the seven-member crew are women, the total in orbit is now a record four. close

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Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

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Program ID:
292853-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Apr 05, 2010 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 06, 2010 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 05, 2010 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 2010 | 11:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 2010 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2010 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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