STS-133 Mission logo lapel pin (with Stephen Bowen)
Please note the mission logo features the name of Astronaut Stephen Bowen due to Astronaut Tim Kopra being involved in an accident Bowen replaced Kopra a month before launch.
STS-133 launched 24 February 2011 to the International Space Station. The mission will transport the Pressurized Multipurpose Module and the fourth ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the ISS. The mission will be the 39th and final flight of Discovery and the 133rd and flight of the Space Shuttle program, which began on 12 April 1981.
STS-133 Mission Data:
- Mission name STS-133
- Space shuttle Discovery
- Launch pad 39A
- Launch date 24 February 2011
- Mission duration 11 Days
- Orbital altitude 225 kilometres (121 nmi)
- Orbital inclination 51.6 degrees
Superior quality pin from the official NASA supplier.
STS133-S-002 (22 Feb. 2011) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these six astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-133 crew portrait. Pictured are NASA astronauts Steve Lindsey (center right) and Eric Boe (center left), commander and pilot, respectively; along with astronauts (from the left) Alvin Drew, Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt and Steve Bowen, all mission specialists. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Discovery will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station.