2010-05-31

SpaceShuttle Last flight!?

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SpaceShuttle Last flight!?

NASA has five flights planned for 2009:Feb. 12 -- Discovery (STS-119 / 15A) - will kick off a five-flight 2009 with its 36th mission to deliver the final pair of U.S. solar arrays to be installed on the starboard end of the station's truss.
May 15 -- Endeavour (STS-127 / 2JA) - sets sail on its 23rd mission with the Japanese Kibo Laboratory's Exposed Facility and Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section, the final permanent components of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s contribution to the station program.
July 30 -- Atlantis (STS-128 / 17A) - launches on its 31st flight, an 11-day mission carrying science and storage racks to the station. In the payload bay will be a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module holding science and storage racks.
Oct. 15 -- Discovery's (STS-129 / ULF-3) - 37th mission will focus on staging spare components outside the station. The 15-day flight includes at least three spacewalks.
Dec. 10 -- Endeavour (STS-130 / 20A) -will close 2009 with its 24th mission to deliver the final connecting node, Node 3, and the Cupola, a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center that provides a 360-degree view around the station.
NASA will also conduct as many as three space shuttle flights in 2010.
Feb. 11 -- Atlantis (STS-131 / 19A) - begins its 32nd mission as the first flight in 2010, carrying a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module filled with science racks that will be transferred to laboratories of the station.
April 8 -- Discovery's (STS-132 / ULF-4) - 38th mission will carry an integrated cargo carrier to deliver maintenance and assembly hardware, including spare parts for space station systems.
May 31 -- Endeavour's (STS-133 / ULF-5) - 25th mission will carry critical spare components that will be placed on the outside of the station.