NASA Audio File

STS-131 Preflight Mission Overview Briefing
Excerpts from a news briefing held at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on March 9.

The STS-131 mission of space shuttle Discovery will science racks to be transferred to laboratories on the International Space Station. STS-131 also will feature three spacewalks.

Discovery and its seven-member crew are targeted to launch April 5 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Center Contact: James Hartsfield, 281-483-5111
HQ Contact: John Yembrick, 202-358-1100
For more info:

Richard Jones, STS-131 Lead Shuttle Flight Director

CUT 1 (:09) -- "This mission is about the people, the people involved with this is what makes it special."
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