NASA # STS-133 Last Launch of Discovery

Cap Canaveral - KSC - 24 FEB 2011



STS-133 mission launched at 4:53 pm EST on February 24 2011. and landed on 9 March 2011.

ISS assembly flight ULF5 was the 133rd mission in NASA's Space Shuttle program; during the mission, Space Shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station. It was Discovery's 39th and final mission.



The mission marked both the 133rd flight of the Space Shuttle program and the 39th and final flight of Discovery, with the orbiter completing a cumulative total of a whole year (365 days) in space.

Discovery became the third operational orbiter to enter service, preceded by Columbia and Challenger. Discovery was the first operational shuttle to be retired, followed by Endeavour and then Atlantis. The shuttle is now on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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