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La missione STS-119

Autore discussione #1
Shuttle Discovery is targeted to launch Feb. 12 at 7:28 a.m. EST on the STS-119 mission to the station. The seven-member crew will deliver the final pair of power-generating solar arrays and the last segment of the space station's backbone

traduco per gli italiani:

Lo shuttle Discovery é scelto per la partenza il 12. Febbraio alle 7:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, La missione sará descritta come STS-119, ed é destinata per installare il ultimo paio di pannelli solari e installare il ultimo segmento per la "spina dorsale" della stazione spaziale internazionale.

Fonte: la newsletter della NASA.

P.S.: Sospetto che la sigla STS-119, sia sbagliata, sé non érro, normalmente si continua con il conto +1 dal ultima STS. Cio dovrebbe essere la STS-127, a meno che la STS viene data differimente per ogni Shuttle.


Nel fratempo lo shuttle Endeavour viene preparato per metterlo sul dorso della B747 della Space Alliance. Schermata arrivata ieri.
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Autore discussione #3
La Endeavour e sulla via del ritorno

Una foto dello B747 speciale con la Endeavour sul dorso, che é partito ieri mattina presto dalla Edwards Air Force Base per il Kennedy Space Center.

Fonte:Newsletter NASA

Buona visione.
 
Autore discussione #5
Le ultime sulla missione STS-119

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery to Move to Launch Pad Wednesday


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as preparations for the STS-119 mission move forward. Discovery is targeted to lift off Feb. 12 to the International Space Station.

The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for 4 a.m. EST. The fully assembled space shuttle, consisting of the orbiter, external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters, will be delivered to the pad atop a crawler transporter that will travel slower than 1 mph during the 3.4-mile journey. The process is expected to take approximately six hours.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of Discovery's rollout to the launch pad beginning at 6:30 a.m. Video highlights of the rollout will air on NASA TV's Video File.

News media are invited to photograph the shuttle's move to the pad and interview Discovery Flow Director Stephanie Stilson at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday. Dates and times of this event are subject to change. Updates are available by calling 321-867-2525.

News media must arrive at Kennedy's news center by 6 a.m., Wednesday, for transportation to the viewing area. Foreign news media accreditation for the event is closed. Foreign media with credentials must arrive at the Pass and I-D Building on State Road 3 by 6 a.m. for transportation to the news center.

U.S. media without permanent Kennedy Space Center credentials must apply for accreditation online by 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at:



News media must pick up badges by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the new Kennedy Badging Office on State Road 405, west of Gate 3, just past the Kennedy Visitor's Complex.

During Discovery's 14-day mission, the crew will install the S6 truss segment and its solar arrays to the starboard side of the station, completing the station's backbone, or truss. Discovery's crew members are Commander Lee Archambault, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Joseph Acaba, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:



For more information about the STS-119 mission and crew, visit:


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Aggiungo una foto. Vedrete lo shuttle discovery sulla pista x86 - Shuttle Facility sul nostro FS 2004 per la via alla officina dove verrá alzato per aggiungerci i serbatoi e i SRB.​
 
Autore discussione #8
Prima lo shuttle viene portato al Hangar, alzato e posto con i nuovi serbatoi sul crawler. E poi....

Lo shuttle viene portato in posizione per il lancio a Febbraio.

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On A Roll

Space shuttle Discovery is silhouetted against the dawn's early light as it makes the slow 3.4-mile journey to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle sits atop the mobile launcher platform, which is being moved by the massive crawler-transporter beneath.

Discovery is targeted to launch on the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station Feb. 12. During Discovery's 14-day mission, the crew will install the final set of solar arrays to the starboard side of the station, completing the outpost's backbone, or truss, enabling a six-person crew to live there starting in May.

Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder