A cold front predicted to cause rain, wind and a low-cloud ceiling in and around NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida delays launch of the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station by a day. Lift off now is set for 3:04 p.m. on Nov. 5.
During the 11-day mission, Discovery and its six crew members will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, to the orbiting laboratory. Discovery, which will fly its 39th mission, is scheduled to be retired following STS-133. This will be the 133rd Space Shuttle Program mission and the 35th shuttle voyage to the space station. For more information on STS-133, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder