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STS 133



STS 133 was launched from Cape Canaveral on 24 February 2011 at 16:53 UT. Shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module on 26 February 2011 at 19:14 UT. The mission is the 39th and final flight of Discovery and the 133rd flight of the Space Shuttle program. STS 133 carried six astronauts. The primary goals of the shuttle mission are to deliver critical spare parts, supplies and a U.S. storage module to the International Space Station. Two key components carried in this mission were the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), which is to be left permanently docked to one of the station's ports as a storage and research module, and the Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) which will provide spare parts and storage capacity to the orbiting complex. It also delivered Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space. Robonaut 2 will help NASA understand robotic capabilities for future deep space missions. The STS 133 mission includes several experiments that will be performed on the space shuttle Discovery and on the station during and after the shuttle mission. Discovery is scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center 09 March 2011 at 16:57 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 37371
  • STS133

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-02-24
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair
  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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