Loading

The STS-119 crew members learn about the thermal protection system on the underside of space shuttle Discovery.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

In the Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-119 crew members learn about the thermal protection system on the underside of space shuttle Discovery. In their blue suits are (from left) Pilot Tony Antonelli, Mission Specialists Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold, Joseph Acaba and Koichi Wakata, Commander Lee Archambault and Mission Specialist John Phillips. The crew is at Kennedy for a Crew Equipment Interface Test that provides experience handling tools, equipment and hardware they will use on the mission. On the STS-119 mission, space shuttle Discovery will carry the S6 truss segment to complete the 361-foot-long backbone of the International Space Station. The truss includes the fourth pair of solar array wings and electronics that convert sunlight to power for the orbiting laboratory. Discovery is targeted for launch on Feb. 12, 2009. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Show lessRead more
  • Title: The STS-119 crew members learn about the thermal protection system on the underside of space shuttle Discovery.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile