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Discovery perform back flip

なかなかダイナミックな映像です。



縦に一回転、
その間、ISSから写真を撮って
軌道船(シャトル)の船体ダメージを調べる。

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NASA launch ST-133 Discovery into orbit

Space Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Date: Feb. 24
Launch Time: 4:53:24 p.m. EST
Launch Pad: 39A

Payload:
the Permanent Multipurpose Module
and the Express Logistics Carrier 4.
The total payload weight,
not counting the middeck, is
36,514 pounds(16432kg).


Day 3:Docking

Rendezvous with the International Space Station.
Rendezvous pitch maneuver photography of
Discovery’s thermal protection system.

Docking to Harmony/pressurized
mating adapter 2

Canadarm2 grapple of
Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4)
cargo pallet handoff to shuttle robotic arm
and handoff back to Canadarm2 for installation
on the starboard 3 lower inboard
attachment system.




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Countdown began for lift off.

The countdown for space shuttle Discovery’s launch
on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station
is under way.
The count began on-time at 3 p.m. EST
with the team at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center
not working any significant issues.
The weather forecast calls for
an 80 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time.

Countdown clocks are ticking backward
from the T-43 hour point.
With seven holds built in, the countdown
will lead to the scheduled launch of Discovery
at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.

from NASA news on Tue, 22 Feb 2011 05:24:11 AM GMT+0900


countdown clock is here.
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