NASA IS ABOUT TO LAUNCH space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage into space. The STS-133 mission will take extra equipment and spare parts to the International Space Station.
Lift-off is due at 8:50am Sydney time on Friday, February 25 (4:50pm US EST on Thursday, February 24).
The video above is a 10-minute-long NASA production that describes Discovery’s history and covers the STS-133 flight. Note that this video was produced in October 2010, before the original launch date of November 2010. Launch was delayed until this month due to a problem with the external fuel tank. Also, there has been one substitution in the crew.
The video below is a 24-minute-long NASA briefing that explains what the astronauts will be doing during the mission, and includes amazing computer-generated graphics.
Adapted from information issued by NASA.
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