Count down to Discovery Launch and Science Night

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 2/22/2011 8:10:00 AM

Discovery’s STS-133 mission is an 11-day flight to deliver a humanoid robot and a new storage room to the International Space Station. It will be the final flight of shuttle Discovery before NASA retires its three-orbiter fleet later this year.

“Discovery has been a really remarkable vehicle for us and the program,” said NASA test director Jeff Spaulding. “She still has a few more miles to go before she sleeps, though. She’s taken us on many amazing journeys throughout the years and we expect this flight to be no different from any of those.”

Slideshow of Discovery Get a detailed look at Robonaut 2, NASA's first humanoid robot to fly to space, in this infographic. Source