Spaceflight Now





The Mission




Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-128
Payload: Leonardo
Launch: Aug. 28, 2009
Time: 11:59 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: Sept. 11 @ approx. 8:53 p.m. EDT
Site: Edwards Air Force Base, California
Mission Status Center

STS-128 Video Coverage

High Definition Video

NASA TV (rev. R)

Master Flight Plan

Launch Windows Chart

Countdown Timeline

Ascent Timeline

STS-128 Mission Index

Our Shuttle Archive




The Crew




Meet the astronauts flying aboard Discovery's STS-128 mission.

Meet the Astronauts

CDR: Rick Sturckow

PLT: Kevin Ford

MS 1: Pat Forrester

MS 2: Jose Hernandez

MS 3: Danny Olivas

MS 4: Christer Fuglesang

Up: Nicole Stott

Down: Tim Kopra

Current Demographics





Discovery makes soggy trek to launch pad

Bookmark and Share

Space shuttle Discovery struggled through muddy conditions on the way to launch pad 39A Tuesday morning. These pictures show Discovery around sunrise as it inched toward the pad several hours later than planned.

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now


Click here to see larger photo of a dramatic meteor streaking above space shuttle Discovery.
 











Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

 

NEXT PHOTOS -->


INDEX | PLUS | NEWS ARCHIVE | LAUNCH SCHEDULE
ASTRONOMY NOW | STORE

ADVERTISE

© 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.