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The Mission




Orbiter: Discovery
Mission: STS-133
Payload: Leonardo
Launch: Feb. 24, 2011
Time: 4:53 p.m. EST
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center
Landing: March 9 @
11:57 a.m. EST
Site: KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility

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NASA TV (rev. L)

Master Flight Plan

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STS-133 Video Coverage

High Definition Video

STS-133 Mission Index

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The Crew




Cdr Steve Lindsey

Pilot Eric Boe

MS 1 Al Drew

MS 2 Steve Bowen

MS 3 Mike Barratt

MS 4 Nicole Stott




Discovery attachment to 747 timelapse

This remarkable timelapse video compresses three days of work at the Kennedy Space Center into less than two minutes, as the space shuttle Discovery enters the Mate-Demate Device, hoisted 60 feet off the ground, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is moved underneath the orbiter, then the spaceplane is secured atop the modified 747 for its ferryflight to the Smithsonian.







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