HDNet to Provide Live Coverage of Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch
ALERT: The launch of Discovery has been postponed. Check www.NASA.gov for updates.
Kennedy Space Center, FL — HDNet will provide extensive coverage of the final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-133) beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Kennedy Space Center.
Discovery has been moved to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its 39th mission, the most of any NASA shuttle. The planned 11-day trip features a visit to the International Space Station. Crew members will deliver additional parts to the Station, providing storage capacity to the orbiting complex. Discovery will also transport Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space.
The crew for STS-133 is an all-veteran team led by Commander Steve Lindsey (Colonel, USAF, Retired), in addition to Pilot Eric Boe (Colonel, USAF), Mission Specialists Timothy Kopra (Colonel, U.S. Army), Dr. Michael Barratt, Nicole Stott and Alvin Drew (Colonel, USAF Retired).