Here are five photos of Space from Space! The Shuttle Discovery STS-124 lifted off about forty minutes ago! All went well except for one "minor" problem with the actuator (OMS). I thought that I would share these pictures. This is a joint mission which is to deliver a Japanese lab to be attached to the International Space Station. They are also delivering a new pump (Russian) for the toilet. Apparently it is only flushing solid waist and has to be operated manually. This is a fourteen day mission which include 9 days at the space station. They will also be trading astronauts. They are picking up Garrett Reisman, and dropping off Mission Specialist Gregory Chamitoff. Chamitoff will be remaining at the Station for the next six months. Commander Mark Kelly will be leading the mission. The shuttle will be additionally piloted by Pilot Ken Ham. Also on board are Mission Specialist Mike Fossum, Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide, Mission Specialist Ron Garan and last but not least is Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg. Nyber is the 50th women in space. You go girl!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Posted by Mississippi Nature at 4:28 PM