STS-133 Flight Day 1 Gallery

  • Members of NASA management team› View High-res
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    201102240007HQ (24 Feb. 2011) --- Members of the NASA management team watch the launch of space shuttle Discovery (STS-133) from the firing room at Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 24, 2011, on Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, is carrying the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden› View High-res
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    201102240006HQ (24 Feb. 2011) --- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA management team members watch the launch of space shuttle Discovery (STS-133) from the firing room at Kennedy Space Center, Feb. 24, 2011, on Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, is carrying the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    S133-E-005004 (24 Feb. 2011) --- The STS-133 external fuel tank is seen during its release from space shuttle Discovery in space following the successful launch on Feb. 24, 2011. A camera in the umbilical well exposed the image. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    S133-E-005010 (24 Feb. 2011) --- The STS-133 external fuel tank is seen during its release from space shuttle Discovery in space following the successful launch on Feb. 24, 2011. A camera in the umbilical well exposed the image. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    S133-E-005053 (24 Feb. 2011) --- Astronaut Eric Boe, STS-133 pilot, is seen on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery soon after reaching Earth orbit on flight day one. Boe is still in his launch and entry escape suit. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    S133-E-005028 (24 Feb. 2011) --- Astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-133 mission specialist, is seen on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery soon after reaching Earth orbit on flight day one. Bowen is still in his launch and entry escape suit. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    S133-E-005034 (24 Feb. 2011) --- Astronaut Michael Barratt, STS-133 mission specialist, is seen on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery soon after reaching Earth orbit on flight day one. Barratt is preparing to stow his launch and entry escape suit, which will be called upon again in a week and a half from now when Discovery comes back to Earth for the final time. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    S133-E-005036 (24 Feb. 2011) --- Astronaut Alvin Drew, STS-133 mission specialist, is seen on the middeck of the space shuttle Discovery soon after reaching Earth orbit on flight day one. Drew is still in his launch and entry escape suit. Astronaut Steve Bowen, mission specialist, works in the background. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    STS133-S-005 (24 Feb. 2011) --- After suiting up, the STS-133 crew members exit the Operations and Checkout Building to board the Astrovan, which will take them to launch pad 39A for the launch of space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. On the right (front to back) are NASA astronauts Steve Lindsey, commander; Steve Bowen and Michael Barratt, both mission specialists. On the left (front to back) are NASA astronauts Eric Boe, pilot; Alvin Drew and Nicole Stott, both mission specialists. Discovery and its six-member crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the International Space Station. Discovery, which will fly its 39th mission, is scheduled to be retired following STS-133. This will be the 133rd Space Shuttle Program mission and the 35th shuttle voyage to the space station. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    STS133-S-006 (24 Feb. 2011) --- After suiting up, the STS-133 crew members exit the Operations and Checkout Building to board the Astrovan, which will take them to launch pad 39A for the launch of space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission. From the right are NASA astronauts Steve Lindsey, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott, all mission specialists. Discovery and its six-member crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the International Space Station. Discovery, which will fly its 39th mission, is scheduled to be retired following STS-133. This will be the 133rd Space Shuttle Program mission and the 35th shuttle voyage to the space station. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration