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STS-133 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Convoy of safing and emergency vehicles meet space shuttle Discovery
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STS133-S-122 (9 March 2011) --- A landing convoy of safing and emergency vehicles meet space shuttle Discovery on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery's final return from space completed the 13-day, 5.3-million-mile STS-133 mission. Main gear touchdown was at 11:57:17 a.m. (EST) on March 9, 2011, followed by nose gear touchdown at 11:57:28, and wheels stop at 11:58:14 a.m. Onboard are NASA astronauts Steve Lindsey, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott, all mission specialists. Discovery and its six-member crew delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the orbiting outpost. STS-133 was Discovery's 39th and final mission. This was the 133rd Space Shuttle Program mission and the 35th shuttle voyage to the space station. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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