Included in the payload of Discovery's final flight will be the humanoid robot Robonaut 2.
NASA and LEGO have partnered to conduct education and public outreach activities aimed at increasing awareness of and participation in STEM fields.
See these educational resource pages associated with previous missions.
Learn more about the STS-133 space shuttle mission and crew.
Visit this video gallery for behind-the-scenes videos, launch footage and mission day recaps.
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.
Ready for its final mission, space shuttle Discovery heads to the launch pad.
Discovery and crew will deliver a new Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier-4 and Robonaut 2 to the space station.
View images of the STS-133 crew members as they prepare for their mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery.
Learn more about the orbiter taking the STS-133 crew to the space station.
Although all five vehicles that have comprised NASA's space shuttle fleet are unmatched in achievements, space shuttle Discovery is unique among the extraordinary.
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.
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.
The STS-133 crew will take the first robot resident to the International Space Station.
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 is being prepared for its history-making launch to the International Space Station on STS-133.
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?
Learn more about Robonaut 2, view videos and images, and explore NASA's new dexterous humanoid robot through 3DV virtuality.
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.
Learn more about how astronauts on board the space station are working to improve life on Earth and extend life beyond our home planet.
Take a virtual tour of the space station, which will be the largest human-made object ever to orbit Earth.
Find out what is planned for each of the remaining space shuttle flights.
Learn how the astronauts prepared for their mission to the International Space Station.› View this interactive feature
Move Space Kid from platform to platform and intercept knowledge about the STS-133 space shuttle mission.› Play Students K-4 game
NASA's Taking Up Space student blog will talk with STS-133 astronauts on the space station during a live educational downlink.
Learn about the next mission with this interactive tool.
Robonaut is a NASA robot that can perform jobs that are too boring or dangerous for astronauts.› Read Students K-4 Article
The space shuttle carries astronauts to space and back.› Read Students K-4 article
Spacesuits protect astronauts in space, on the moon and on other planets.› Read Students K-4 article
Microgravity is why astronauts float around in space.› Read Students K-4 article
Color pictures and learn about the space shuttle.
Find out how the space shuttle gets ready for launch.