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  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #27

    03.09.11 - Discovery made its last landing this morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida wrapping up a successful flight to the International Space Station and a 39-mission history covering 148.2 million miles during 365 days in space.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #26

    03.09.11 - If the weather cooperates in Florida, Discovery will roll to its final wheel stop on Kennedy Space Center’s Runway 15 this morning.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #25

    03.08.11 - Discovery crew members spent much of their day getting ready to come home. Their first landing opportunity is Wednesday at 10:57 a.m. CST at Kennedy Space Center.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #24

    03.08.11 - The STS-133 crew received another special wake up call on Tuesday, as they began what is scheduled to be space shuttle Discovery’s last full day in space.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #23

    03.07.11 - Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 6 a.m. CST, ending a stay of eight days, 16 hours and 46 minutes.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #22

    03.07.11 - Space shuttle Discovery’s crew started its last day at the International Space Station with a special wake up call.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #21

    03.06.11 - Discovery astronauts wound up a successful and productive seven days, 23 hours and 55 minutes of joint activities with the International Space Station crew at 3:11 p.m. CST when hatches between the two vehicles were closed.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #20

    03.06.11 - With all the work that they’ve accomplished over their past several days in space, the space shuttle Discovery crew members have just a few more tasks left to complete before they say goodbye to their International Space Station colleagues.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #19

    03.05.11 - First they brought the Permanent Multipurpose Module into orbit, and today they continued work to unpack and reconfigure it.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #18

    03.05.11 - The crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will divide and conquer today, as the astronauts work on several different projects on orbit.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #17

    03.04.11 - Today was moving day for Discovery’s crew members. On the first of two days added to the shuttle's stay at the International Space Station they unloaded more from the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module they brought into space.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #16

    03.04.11 - Space shuttle Discovery’s crew will be getting in some extra work inside the new Leonardo module Friday in the first of two days that have been added to the STS-133 mission.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #15

    03.03.11 - President Barack Obama made a long-distance call to the dozen members of the Discovery and International Space Station crews a little after 4 p.m. CST.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #14

    03.03.11 - Discovery and the International Space Station crews will get a special call Thursday from the White House.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #13

    03.02.11 - Discovery astronauts wrapped up a six-hour, 14-minute spacewalk Wednesday, draining ammonia from an 800-pound pump module, working with the Canadian robotic device Dextre and completing a variety of other tasks.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #12

    03.02.11 - After a campout in the International Space Station’s Quest airlock, Mission Specialists Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew will suit up for the second spacewalk of the STS-133 mission. The spacewalk is scheduled to start at 9:18 a.m. CST.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #11

    03.01.11 - The International Space Station has a new room, filled with equipment, supplies and a new device that could be a precursor of spacewalking robots.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #10

    03.01.11 - By the end of the day, the International Space Station will have an extra 2,472 cubic feet of storage space, following the installation of the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #09

    02.28.11 - Discovery spacewalkers wrapped up a six-hour, 34-minute spacewalk Monday, moving a failed 800-pound ammonia pump module, installing an extension cable and extending the rail track along the station's main truss.

  • STS-133 MCC Status Report #08

    02.28.11 - The first planned spacewalk of mission STS-133 is at the heart of today’s busy activities in space. The 12 crew members now aboard the space station began their day with a wake-up call at 5:23 a.m. CST.