Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103
STS-131

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-131

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket as part of the STS-131 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Mon Apr 5th 2010 6:21 AM from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

STS-131

STS-131 was an ISS assembly flight with the primary payload being a loaded Multi-Purpose Logistics Module - Leonardo. The mission began on April 5th 2010 at 1021:22 UTC launching Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot James Dutton, Mission Specialist 1 Richard Mastracchio, Mission Specialist 2 Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger, Mission Specialist 3 Stephanie Wilson, Mission Specialist 4 Naoko Yamazaki & Mission Specialist 5 Clayton Anderson to orbit. They docked with the ISS 2 days after launch. The mission was the final Space Shuttle launch with a seven person crew and was the longest flight for Discovery. STS-131 also marked the first time 4 women have been in space at once. During the mission 3 spacewalks were conducted to replace an ammonia tank and to retrieve a seed experiment from outside the Japanese laboratory. The mission concluded after 15 days & 2 hours on April 20th 2010 at 1308:35 UTC after 2 waved off landing opportunities on the 19th at the Kennedy Space Center.

Location

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
SpaceX
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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