Space Shuttle Discovery Launch update STS-124

Just reading up on details tomorrows Space Shuttle Discovery Launch. This mission is of interest to yours truly as friend and past neighbor in Florida, Air Force Col. Ron Garan is a mission specialist for NASA on his first NASA space flight. This mission will carry the largest payload so far to the station and includes three spacewalks. It is the second of three missions that will launch components to complete the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo laboratory. The crew will install Kibo’s large Japanese Pressurized Module and Kibo’s robotic arm system. Discovery also will deliver new station crew member Greg Chamitoff and bring back Flight Engineer Garrett Reisman, who will end a three-month stay aboard the outpost. Good luck to the crew of STS-124

Relevant links:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts124/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/news
For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information see: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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