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Old 05-31-2010, 11:57 AM   #16
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NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133: Discovery waiting on Right OMS removal and launch date decision".
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:45 PM   #17
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Fly a picture of yourself on STS-133 or STS-134!
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:22 PM   #18
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done this XD hopefully I'm now part of STS-133
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:52 PM   #19
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I'll be aboard STS-134...the last flight of the program and the last one to be flown by endeavour, the only orbiter younger than myself.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:02 PM   #20
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The STS-133 crew are rehearsing their first EVA in the NBL (Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory) today.

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The right-hand OMS (Orbital Manoeuvring System) pod being removed from Discovery to be transferred to the Hypergolic Maintenance Facility.


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Additional images can be found at here.

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NASASpaceFlight Forum are reporting that the spacewalkers for this flight will be Tim Kopra & Benjamin Alvin Drew.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:28 PM   #21
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NASASpaceFlight: "LSFR Outlines Modifications for Discovery’s STS-133/ULF-5 Flight".
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:08 PM   #22
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NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133: Discovery’s ET/SRB mate June 15 – ROMS back in July".

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NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133: Shuttle managers review Discovery’s flight hardware and payload".

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Its official - STS-133 now has 2 EVAs!
The EVA tasks will mostly consist of tasks that were deferred from STS-131's EVAs - including LWAPA (Light Weight Adaptor Plate Assembly) transfer from outside Columbus to Discovery's Payload Bay for return to Earth.
Word is that EV crewmembers will be Tim Kopra & Ben Alvin Drew.

NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133: Three Flight Days and two EVAs added to Discovery’s mission".

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The STS-133 mission patch has been released!!!
It's not exactly what I was expecting, but then again, I don't really know what I was expecting.


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The STS-133 mission patch is based upon sketches from the late artist Robert McCall; they were the final creations of his long and prodigious career. In the foreground, a solitary orbiter ascends into a dark blue sky above a roiling fiery plume. A spray of stars surrounds the orbiter and a top lit crescent forms the background behind the ascent. The mission number, STS-133, is emblazoned on the patch center, and crewmembers' names are listed on a sky-blue border around the scene. The Shuttle Discovery is depicted ascending on a plume of flame as if it is just beginning a mission. However it is just the orbiter, without boosters or an external tank, as it would be at mission's end. This is to signify Discovery's completion of its operational life and the beginning of its new role as a symbol of NASA's and the nation's proud legacy in human spaceflight.

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Old 06-12-2010, 03:50 PM   #23
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Launch date October 21st, 2010 for STS-133.

That makes STS-134 to January or February 2011 imo
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #24
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 Launch date October 21st, 2010 for STS-133.

That makes STS-134 to January or February 2011 imo
NASA folks are saying Oct. 29th is more likely for STS-133.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #25
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Here's some great photos from Spaceflight Now of the SSMEs (Space Shuttle Main Engines) being installed into Discovery in OPF-3 (Orbiter Processing Facility-3).
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You can find more hi-res photos of SSME installation, and ET (External Tank) mating with the twin SRBs in the VAB at the STS-133 KSC Media Gallery.

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NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133 stack takes shape as Discovery prepares for summer in her OPF".
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:32 AM   #26
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 NASA folks are saying Oct. 29th is more likely for STS-133.
Oct. 29, indeed. - http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts133/100622dates/:
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Assuming an Oct. 29 target date, Discovery would blast off at 5:44 p.m. and dock with the station the afternoon of Oct. 31. Two spacewalks would be carried out Nov. 2 and 4. Discovery would undock the morning of Nov. 7 and land back at the Kennedy Space Center the afternoon of Nov. 9.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:04 PM   #27
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NASASpaceFlight: "Discovery's SSMEs to be removed on Thursday due to LPOTP issue".
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:46 PM   #28
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NASASpaceFlight: "STS-133: Engine placement order altered for Discovery".
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #29
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LOL. I wonder, is NASA doing this all on purpose as to get more time for the shuttle program, and more money? Hmm, it could be possible. (Yes, its off topic.)
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:45 PM   #30
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OFFICIAL: STS-133 moved to Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 4:33 pm EDT.
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