STS-131 Flight Day 1 Gallery

  • James P. Dutton Jr.› View High-res
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    S131-E-007055 (5 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut James P. Dutton Jr., STS-131 pilot, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit, occupies the pilot's station on the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery during postlaunch activities.

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    S131-E-007058 (5 April 2010) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, is pictured on the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery during postlaunch activities.

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    S131-E-007070 (5 April 2010) --- The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) visible in space shuttle Discovery's payload bay, docking mechanism, vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods and Remote Manipulator System/Orbiter Boom Sensor System (RMS/OBSS) are featured in this image photographed by an STS-131 crew member from an aft flight deck window.

  • James P. Dutton Jr. and Naoko Yamazaki,› View High-res
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    S131-E-007073 (5 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut James P. Dutton Jr., STS-131 pilot; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, mission specialist, are pictured on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Discovery during postlaunch activities.

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    S131-E-006074 (5 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut James P. Dutton Jr., STS-131 pilot, is pictured on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Discovery during flight day one activities.

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    S131-E-005919 (5 April 2010) --- Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank (ET) is featured in this image photographed by the umbilical well camera aboard Discovery shortly after separating from the shuttle following launch.

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    S131-E-005928 (5 April 2010) --- Space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank (ET) is featured in this image photographed by the umbilical well camera aboard Discovery shortly after separating from the shuttle following launch.

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    S131-E-005953 (5 April 2010) --- Backdropped by a cloud-covered part of Earth, the STS-131 external fuel tank (ET) begins its relative separation from the Space Shuttle Discovery following launch.

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    S131-E-005956 (5 April 2010) --- Backdropped by a cloud-covered part of Earth, the STS-131 external fuel tank (ET) begins its relative separation from the Space Shuttle Discovery following launch.

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    S131-E-005978 (5 April 2010) --- Backdropped by a blue and white part of Earth, the STS-131 external fuel tank (ET) begins its relative separation from the Space Shuttle Discovery following launch.