Posted by Lydia on May 31st, 2008
Discovery STS-124 Astronauts are set and ready to go today at 5:02pm EDT. Watching NASA TV video stream, it was interesting to observe the astronauts as they were assisted into their harnesses and strapped into place. Next year we will have a six person crew on board the Space Station maintaining and operating the Station along with performing multiple scientific experiments.
STS124 will be carrying extra unplanned cargo – hand delivering parts for the nonworking toilet on the Space Station. Discovery will dock with the Space Station on Monday.
Update: Discovery launched on a beautiful day and there were no issues to delay another perfect launch. With everything on track, Discovery left the blue planet transporting seven highly trained individuals to the International Space Station right on time.