Discovery, the next space shuttle scheduled to fly to the International Space Station, was hoisted and attached to its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters on Feb. 22 and 23 in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla. A seven-member international crew commanded by astronaut Alan Poindexter will deliver a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks to be transferred to the space station’s laboratories. STS-131 is targeted to begin with a liftoff from Kennedy’s Launch Pad 39A Fla. on Apr. 5 at 6:19 am EST.
Discovery Hooked Up for Spring Mission
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