STS 133 Rollout
STS 133 Rollout
Orbiter Discovery’s 35th visit to the International Space Station was extended two days allowing the crew in outfiting the Permanent Multipurpose Module Leonardo that it delivered to orbit. Leonardo had travled to the station seven times as a cargo carrier before being refurbished as a permanent addition to the orbiting laboratory. In the 6,000 pounds of cargo was Robonaut 2, a robot that could be a precursor of devices to help during spacewalks. Approximatly 2,000 pounds of assorted additional cargo was carried on the shuttle’s cargo bay.
- STS 133 Rollout process
- Launch: 4:53:24 p.m. EST – Feb. 24, 2011
- Landing: 11:57:17 a.m. EST – March 9, 2011
- Orbiter: Discovery
- Mission Number: STS-133 (133rd space shuttle flight)
- Launch Window: 10 minutes
- Launch Pad: 39A
- Mission Duration: 12 days, 19 hours, 4 minutes and 50 seconds
- Landing Site: KSC
- Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
- Primary Payload: 35th station flight (ULF5), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4), Permanent Multi-Purpose Module (PMM)
- Crew: Steve Lindsey (Commander), Eric Boe(Pilot), Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Nicole Stott, Steve Bowen and Michael Barratt
- Orbiter Discovery (Final Flight)
- Mission Objective:Deliver a new module and an external stowage platform to the International Space Station as well as equipment and supplies.
- Bowen and Drew performed two spacewalks for maintenance work and installation of new components.
- Discovery’s visit to the station was extended by two days so its crew could help outfit the Permanent Multipurpose Module Leonardo that it delivered.
- Leonardo had visited the station seven times before as a cargo carrier before being refurbished to serve as a permanent 2,472-cubic-foot addition to the orbiting laboratory.
- Among the 6,000 pounds of Leonardo cargo was Robonaut 2, a human upper torso-like robot that could be a precursor of devices to help during spacewalks.
- About 2,000 pounds of additional cargo for the station was carried on the shuttle’s middeck.
- This was the 35th shuttle mission to the station and the final flight of Discovery.
NASA Reference: STS 133