|STS-133 - Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test Crew Arrival|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 12 October 2010 21:06|
The six-member crew of the next space shuttle mission arrived at
NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Oct. 12, to participate in a
full launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test,
and related training. The test provides an opportunity for the crew
and ground teams to participate in various simulated countdown activities,
including equipment familiarization and emergency exit training.
Discovery is targeted to launch Nov. 1 on its final scheduled flight. The STS-133 astronauts will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, critical spare components for the station, and the Express Logistics Carrier 4, an external platform that holds large equipment. Discovery also will deliver Robonaut 2, or R2, to become a permanent resident of the station as the first human-like robot in space. Discovery’s crew members are Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt, Tim Kopra and Nicole Stott.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:31|