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  • Astronaut Lee Archambault› View High-res
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    STS119-S-010 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit, talks with the closeout crew who will put on his harness, which includes a parachute pack, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronaut John Phillips› View High-res
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    STS119-S-011 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, astronaut John Phillips, STS-119 mission specialist, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit, dons his harness, which includes a parachute pack, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Members of the closeout crew assisted Phillips. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronaut Tony Antonelli› View High-res
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    STS119-S-012 (15 March 2009) --- Astronaut Tony Antonelli, STS-119 pilot, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit (with harness and parachute pack), is pictured in the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronauts Tony Antonelli and Richard Arnold› View High-res
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    STS119-S-013 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, astronauts Tony Antonelli (center), STS-119 pilot; and Richard Arnold, mission specialist, attired in their shuttle launch and entry suits (with harness and parachute pack) wave and give a "thumbs-up" signal prior to entering the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronaut Joseph Acaba› View High-res
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    STS119-S-014 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, astronaut Joseph Acaba, STS-119 mission specialist, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit, dons his harness, which includes a parachute pack, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Members of the closeout crew assisted Acaba. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata› View High-res
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    STS119-S-015 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata (left, facing camera) and NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba, both STS-119 mission specialists, attired in their shuttle launch and entry suits, don their harnesses, which includes a parachute pack, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Members of the closeout crew assisted the crewmembers. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronauts Joseph Acaba, Koichi Wakata and Steve Swanson› View High-res
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    STS119-S-016 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, attired in their shuttle launch and entry suits with harness and parachute pack, astronauts Joseph Acaba (left), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Koichi Wakata (center) and Steve Swanson (seated) talk with the closeout crew as they prepare to go through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Astronaut Steve Swanson› View High-res
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    STS119-S-017 (15 March 2009) --- In the White Room on launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, astronaut Steve Swanson, STS-119 mission specialist, attired in his shuttle launch and entry suit, dons his harnesses, which includes a parachute pack, before crawling through the open hatch into Space Shuttle Discovery. The White Room is at the end of the orbiter access arm on the fixed service structure and provides access into the shuttle. Members of the closeout crew assisted Swanson. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009.

  • Liftoff of Space Shuttle Discovery› View High-res
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    STS119-S-018 (15 March 2009) --- The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member STS-119 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Lee Archambault, commander; Tony Antonelli, pilot; Joseph Acaba, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Koichi Wakata, all mission specialists. Wakata will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the space station. Discovery will deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and the S6 truss segment. Installation of S6 will signal the station's readiness to house a six-member crew for conducting increased science.

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    STS119-S-019 (15 March 2009) --- The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member STS-119 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:43 p.m. (EDT) on March 15, 2009 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Lee Archambault, commander; Tony Antonelli, pilot; Joseph Acaba, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Koichi Wakata, all mission specialists. Wakata will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the space station. Discovery will deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and the S6 truss segment. Installation of S6 will signal the station's readiness to house a six-member crew for conducting increased science.