STS-133 Educator Resources

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    Learn more about the STS-133 space shuttle mission and crew.

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  • Steve Bowen

    STS-133 Gets a Pinch-Hitter

    When astronaut Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident, astronaut Steve Bowen was assigned to STS-133. With only six weeks until launch, Bowen has been training at the Johnson Space Center for the mission and the two spacewalks he will perform. In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, Bowen talks about hearing the news and becoming the first American astronaut to fly back-to-back missions and undergo the shortest training time since Apollo 13.

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  • Space shuttle Discovery on the launch pad

    STS-133: Discovery's Last Ride

    Ready for its final mission, space shuttle Discovery heads to the launch pad.

  • STS-133

    STS-133: Mission Timeline

    Discovery and crew will deliver a new Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier-4 and Robonaut 2 to the space station.

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    STS-133 Shuttle Mission Imagery  →

    View images of the STS-133 crew members as they prepare for their mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery.

  • Space shuttle Discovery launches for the STS-95 mission

    Space Shuttle Discovery

    Learn more about the orbiter taking the STS-133 crew to the space station.

  • Space shuttle Discovery

    The Long Voyage of Discovery

    Although all five vehicles that have comprised NASA's space shuttle fleet are unmatched in achievements, space shuttle Discovery is unique among the extraordinary.

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    NASA - Gigapan: Space Shuttle Discovery on Nov. 3, 2010

    The space shuttle Discovery is seen on launch Pad 39a after the Rotating Service Structure (RSS) is rolled back on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Launchpad 39a

    NASA - Gigapan: Launch Pad 39a at Kennedy Space Center

    The space shuttle Discovery is seen on launch pad 39a on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Robonaut 2 holds a 20-pound weight

    Robonaut 2

    The STS-133 crew will take the first robot resident to the International Space Station.

  • Robonaut 2

    Robonaut 2 Set to Launch in February  →

    Robonaut 2, a dexterous humanoid robot explorer, is set to leave Earth in February for one of the greatest adventures in the history of robotics.

  • Robonaut 2

    Robonaut 2 Readied for Launch

    Robonaut 2 is being prepared for its history-making launch to the International Space Station on STS-133.

  • Robonaut 2 with an astronaut in a spacesuit

    Movie Trailer: 'Robonaut 2'

    In a world where astronauts live and work in space, where tasks aboard the International Space Station can be time-consuming and dangerous, who will we turn to?

  • Robonaut 2

    Robonaut 2: The Future of Space Robotics

    Learn more about Robonaut 2, view videos and images, and explore NASA's new dexterous humanoid robot through 3DV virtuality.

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    Expedition 25

    Commander Douglas Wheelock and Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin, Shannon Walker, Scott Kelly, Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka served aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 25 crew.

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    International Space Station

    Learn more about how astronauts on board the space station are working to improve life on Earth and extend life beyond our home planet.

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    International Space Station: An Interactive Guide

    Take a virtual tour of the space station, which will be the largest human-made object ever to orbit Earth.

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    Fact Sheet: Remaining Shuttle Missions

    Find out what is planned for each of the remaining space shuttle flights.

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