Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Discovery crew to visit SSC

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - Crew members of space shuttle Discovery's final mission, STS-133, will visit NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center Wednesday to thank employees for their part in a safe mission. Commander Steve Lindsey led the 13-day mission to the International Space Station. Other crew members were Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Nicole Scott, Alvin Drew, Steve Bowen and Michael Barratt. Discovery completed its final flight on March 9. During the mission, the crew delivered and installed the Permanent Multipurpose Module and the Express Logistics Carrier 4 to the space station, and also delivered critical spare components. Discovery is the first craft of the three-shuttle fleet to be retired. During its 27 years in service, it flew 39 missions and logged more than 148 million miles in space. (Source: NASA, 04/18/11)