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[African-American woman doing laundry with a scrub board and tub, African-American girl stirring pot with 3 other children on the ground watching, and a woman in the background spreading laundry]

[African-American woman doing laundry with a scrub board and tub, Afri...

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Skrubb vid Göteborgsutställningens textilavdelning, 1923.

Skrubb vid Göteborgsutställningens textilavdelning, 1923.

Skrubb vid Göteborgsutställningens textilavdelning, 1923.

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A Sailor turns on a hose splitter spigot during a scrub down of the flight deck of the US Navy (USN) Nuclear-powered Aircraft Carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Sailor turns on a hose splitter spigot during a scrub down of the fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Tracy Lee Didas, USN Release Status: Released to Pub... More

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery stands ready for launch on mission STS-103 as rain falls all around it. Uncooperative weather also caused the scrub of a launch attempt Friday evening at about 8:52 p.m. EST. The STS-103 mission, to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is now scheduled for launch on Dec. 18 at 8:21 p.m. EST. Mission objectives include replacing gyroscopes and an old computer, installing a backup solid state recorder, and replacing damaged insulation on the telescope KSC-99padig050

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery st...

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery stands ready for launch on mission STS-103 as rain falls all around it. Uncooperative weather also caused the scrub of a launch attempt Friday... More

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery stands ready for launch on mission STS-103 as rain falls all around it. Uncooperative weather also caused the scrub of a launch attempt Friday evening at about 8:52 p.m. EST. The STS-103 mission, to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is now scheduled for launch on Dec. 18 at 8:21 p.m. EST. Mission objectives include replacing gyroscopes and an old computer, installing a backup solid state recorder, and replacing damaged insulation on the telescope KSC-99padig049

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery st...

In the early morning at Launch Complex 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery stands ready for launch on mission STS-103 as rain falls all around it. Uncooperative weather also caused the scrub of a launch attempt Friday... More

AIRMAN Amy Baker and Aviation Boatswain Mate Handler Second Class Anthony Williams apply a cleaning detergent to the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a scrub exercise. Truman is currently conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of North Caroline

AIRMAN Amy Baker and Aviation Boatswain Mate Handler Second Class Anth...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Rosie L. Norman, USN ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke across the scrub lands at KSC, Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT today. On the 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the seven-member crew will perform support tasks on orbit, transfer supplies and prepare the living quarters in the newly arrived Zvezda Service Module. The first long-duration crew, dubbed “Expedition One,” is due to arrive at the Station in late fall. Landing of Atlantis is targeted for 4:45 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19 KSC-00padig031

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke acros...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke across the scrub lands at KSC, Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT today. On the 11-... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke across the scrub lands at KSC, Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT today. On the 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the seven-member crew will perform support tasks on orbit, transfer supplies and prepare the living quarters in the newly arrived Zvezda Service Module. The first long-duration crew, dubbed “Expedition One,” is due to arrive at the Station in late fall. Landing of Atlantis is targeted for 4:45 a.m. EDT on Sept. 19 KSC00padig031

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke acros...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Belching clouds of steam and smoke across the scrub lands at KSC, Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles toward space on mission STS-106 after liftoff at 8:45:47 a.m. EDT today. On the 11-... More

With other crew members in the back, STS-92 Mission Specialist Leroy Chiao races the M-113 along the track through the scrub. Driving the M-113 is part of emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities. The tracked vehicle could be used by the crew in the event of an emergency at the pad during which the crew must make a quick exit from the area. The TCDT also provides simulated countdown exercises and opportunities to inspect the mission payloads in the orbiter’s payload bay. STS-92 is scheduled to launch Oct. 5 at 9:30 p.m. EDT on the fifth flight to the International Space Station. It will carry two elements of the Space Station, the Integrated Truss Structure Z1 and the third Pressurized Mating Adapter. The mission is also the 100th flight in the Shuttle program KSC-00pp1326

With other crew members in the back, STS-92 Mission Specialist Leroy C...

With other crew members in the back, STS-92 Mission Specialist Leroy Chiao races the M-113 along the track through the scrub. Driving the M-113 is part of emergency egress training during Terminal Countdown Dem... More

Jorge Rivera (with microphone) shares his thoughts after receiving congratulations for his observatory powers from NASA Administrator Dan Goldin (right). A NASA external tank mechanical engineer, Rivera is the one who spotted the misplaced lock pin on Shuttle Discovery Oct. 10, shortly before the intended launch of mission STS-92, causing a scrub for safety reasons KSC-00pp1559

Jorge Rivera (with microphone) shares his thoughts after receiving con...

Jorge Rivera (with microphone) shares his thoughts after receiving congratulations for his observatory powers from NASA Administrator Dan Goldin (right). A NASA external tank mechanical engineer, Rivera is the ... More

Jorge Rivera (center) receives a plaque and congratulations for his observatory powers from Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach (right). A NASA external tank mechanical engineer, Rivera is the one who spotted the misplaced lock pin on Shuttle Discovery Oct. 10, shortly before the intended launch of mission STS-92, causing a scrub for safety reasons KSC-00pp1558

Jorge Rivera (center) receives a plaque and congratulations for his ob...

Jorge Rivera (center) receives a plaque and congratulations for his observatory powers from Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach (right). A NASA external tank mechanical engineer, Rivera is the one who spotted... More

Sailors and Marines work together to hose down the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) after performing a scrub exercise. Scrub exercises are performed to remove dust and oil which are hazards in an already dangerous environment

Sailors and Marines work together to hose down the flight deck of USS ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Narina Larry, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

US Navy AIRMAN Jason Brown fills a canister with high grade detergent to be used during a scrub exercise on the flight deck of USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). High grade detergent is used to remove oil and grease from the flight deck during scrub exercise operations

US Navy AIRMAN Jason Brown fills a canister with high grade detergent ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 H. Dwain Willis, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  Gathered for a second day after a scrub due to weather conditions, the STS-108 crew again enjoy a pre-launch snack featuring a cake with the mission patch.  Seated left to right are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; the Expedition 4 crew Commander Yuri Onufrienko and astronauts Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch. Top priorities for the STS-108 (UF-1) mission of Endeavour are rotation of the International Space Station Expedition 3  and Expedition 4 crews; bringing water, equipment and supplies to the station in the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello; and the crew's completion of robotics tasks and a spacewalk to install thermal blankets over two pieces of equipment at the bases of the Space Station's solar wings.   Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec .5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01pd1775

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Gathered for a second day after a scrub...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Gathered for a second day after a scrub due to weather conditions, the STS-108 crew again enjoy a pre-launch snack featuring a cake with the mission patch. Seated left to right a... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Rotating Service Structure (RSS) rolls back to launch position for the second time in two days after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before.  NASA managers had determined the unseasonably cold weather predicted at launch time was at the margin of acceptable limits.  This view shows Space Shuttle Columbia atop the Mobile Launcher Platform on Launch Pad 39A.  Twin solid rocket boosters flank the orange-colored external tank.  Above the tank is the "beanie cap," the gaseous oxygen vent hood.   Workers at the base of the RSS illustrate the colossal size of the launch apparatus.  Columbia is rescheduled for launch on mission STS-109 March 1 at 6:22 a.m. EST (11:22 GMT).  The 11-day mission will provide maintenance and upgrade to the Hubble Space Telescope, replacing Solar Array 2 with Solar Array 3, replacing the Power Control Unit, installing the ACS (after removing the Faint Object Camera ), the Near Infrared Camera, the Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Cooling System, and the New Outer Blanket Layer insulation. KSC-02pd0189

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Rotating Service Structure (RSS) roll...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Rotating Service Structure (RSS) rolls back to launch position for the second time in two days after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before. NASA managers had determined the... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Rollback of the Rotating Service Structure for the second time after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before reveals Space Shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39A.  The clear blue Florida sky and Atlantic Ocean provide a backdrop.  Above the orange-colored external tank is poised the "beanie cap," the gaseous oxygen vent hood.  Extending to the side of Columbia is the Orbiter Access Arm with the environmentally controlled White Room at the end.  The White Room provides entry for the crew into the orbiter.   Columbia sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform which has an opening to the flame trench below.  Columbia is rescheduled for launch on mission STS-109 March 1 at 6:22 a.m. EST (11:22 GMT).  The 11-day mission will provide maintenance and upgrade to the Hubble Space Telescope, replacing Solar Array 2 with Solar Array 3, replacing the Power Control Unit, installing the ACS (after removing the Faint Object Camera ), the Near Infrared Camera, the Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Cooling System, and the New Outer Blanket Layer insulation. KSC-02pd0191

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Rollback of the Rotating Service Structur...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Rollback of the Rotating Service Structure for the second time after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before reveals Space Shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39A. The clear blue Flor... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  Rollback of the Rotating Service Structure for the second time, after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before, provides an unfettered look at Space Shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39A.  The nearby water gives an impressionistic view.  Above the orange-colored external tank is poised the "beanie cap," the gaseous oxygen vent hood.  Extending to the side of Columbia is the Orbiter Access Arm with the environmentally controlled White Room at the end.  The White Room provides entry for the crew into the orbiter.   Columbia sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform.  At right is the 290-foot-tall water tower that holds 300,000 gallons of water, part of the sound suppression system during a launch.  Columbia is rescheduled for launch on mission STS-109 March 1 at 6:22 a.m. EST (11:22 GMT).  The 11-day mission will provide maintenance and upgrade to the Hubble Space Telescope, replacing Solar Array 2 with Solar Array 3, replacing the Power Control Unit, installing the ACS (after removing the Faint Object Camera ), the Near Infrared Camera, the Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) Cooling System, and the New Outer Blanket Layer insulation. KSC-02pd0192

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Rollback of the Rotating Service Structu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Rollback of the Rotating Service Structure for the second time, after a scrub of mission STS-109 the day before, provides an unfettered look at Space Shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Launch Pad 39B, workers on a crane inspect pipes on the Mobile Launcher Platform where Space Shuttle Atlantis sits.  Earlier today a leak in a ground support liquid hydrogen vent line on the south side of the Mobile Launcher Platform caused a scrub of the launch of Atlantis on mission STS-110. An engineering team is assessing the situation to determine the best method to repair the hydrogen line.  The turnaround plan includes time to perfor weld repairs and return the vehicle to a timeline to resume the countdown KSC-02pd0396

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Pad 39B, workers on a crane i...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Pad 39B, workers on a crane inspect pipes on the Mobile Launcher Platform where Space Shuttle Atlantis sits. Earlier today a leak in a ground support liquid hydrogen ve... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Launch Pad 39B, an inspection team gathers at the foot of Mobile Launcher Platform where Space Shuttle Atlantis sits. Earlier today a leak in a ground support liquid hydrogen vent line on the south side of the Mobile Launcher Platform caused a scrub of the launch of Atlantis on mission STS-110.  An engineering team is assessing the situation to determine the best method to repair the hydrogen line.  The turnaround plan includes time to perfor weld repairs and return the vehicle to a timeline to resume the countdown KSC-02pd0398

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Pad 39B, an inspection team g...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Pad 39B, an inspection team gathers at the foot of Mobile Launcher Platform where Space Shuttle Atlantis sits. Earlier today a leak in a ground support liquid hydrogen v... More

Sailors participate in a Scrub Ex on the flight deck

Sailors participate in a Scrub Ex on the flight deck

Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 18, 2003) Sailors participate in a "Scrub Ex" on the flight deck aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) after the Air Wing assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) flew off completing the ... More

A sailor aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) takes a break while participating in a Scrub Ex of the flight deck after aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) flew off .

A sailor aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) takes a break while par...

Atlantic Ocean (Dec. 18, 2003) A sailor aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) takes a break while participating in a Scrub Ex of the flight deck after aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) flew off after... More

Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a Scrub Ex of the flight deck during a no-fly day.

Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 27, 2004) Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a "Scrub Ex" of the flight deck during a no-fly day. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered air... More

Flight deck crewmen aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a Scrub Ex of the flight deck during a no-fly day.

Flight deck crewmen aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate ...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 27, 2004) Flight deck crewmen aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a "Scrub Ex" of the flight deck during a no-fly day. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier... More

Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a Scrub Ex of the flight deck during a no-fly day.

Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)...

Arabian Gulf (Mar. 27, 2004) Sailors assigned to V-1 Division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a "Scrub Ex" of the flight deck during a no-fly day. The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered air... More

Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a Scrub Ex on the ship's flight deck.

Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)...

Arabian Gulf (May. 28, 2004) Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a "Scrub Ex" on the ship's flight deck during a no-fly day, while operating in the Arabian Gulf... More

Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a Scrub Ex on the ship's flight deck

Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)...

Arabian Gulf (May. 28, 2004) Sailors assigned to V-1 division aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a "Scrub Ex" on the ship's flight deck during a no-fly day, while operating in the Arabian Gulf... More

Air Department personnel perform a scrub down on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Air Department personnel perform a scrub down on the flight deck aboar...

Pacific Ocean (Aug. 19, 2005) Air Department personnel perform a scrub down on the flight deck aboard the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). SCRUBEX's are performed periodically on ... More

US Navy (USN) AIRMAN (AN) (James Feltman charges a fire hose during a scrub down on the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The Scrub Exercises (SCRUBEX) are performed periodically on the flight deck and in the hangar bays to reduce hydraulic fluid, grease and dirt buildup, which present a hazard to aircraft and personnel

US Navy (USN) AIRMAN (AN) (James Feltman charges a fire hose during a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Benjamin Dennis, Usn Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is bathed in spotlights under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121.  The White Room extends toward the cockpit area where the STS-121 crew patiently waited for the launch just hours earlier.  The launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns and postponed 24 hours.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd1358

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Disco...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is bathed in spotlights under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121. The White Room extends toward the c... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Viewed from across the pond next to Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is spotlighted under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121.  The launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns and postponed 24 hours.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd1357

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Viewed from across the pond next to La...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Viewed from across the pond next to Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is spotlighted under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121. The launch ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -     On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is bathed in spotlights under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121.  The White Room is still extended toward the cockpit area where the STS-121 crew patiently waited for the launch just hours earlier.  The launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns and postponed 24 hours.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd1359

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Disc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 39B, Space Shuttle Discovery is bathed in spotlights under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121. The White Room is still extended t... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Space Shuttle Discovery sits on Launch Pad 39B under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121.  The launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns and postponed 24 hours.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd1356

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Discovery sits on Launch...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Discovery sits on Launch Pad 39B under dark skies after the scrub of the launch attempt on mission STS-121. The launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns and pos... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The sky is finally clear behind Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115.  Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but  a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1. Just above the orange external tank is the  vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the space shuttle vehicle.  Below, the orbiter access arm extends toward the cockpit of Atlantis with the White Room at the end.  The White Room provides access into the cockpit of the vehicle.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2058

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The sky is finally clear behind Launch ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The sky is finally clear behind Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled to laun... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Huge clouds billow on the horizon behind Space Shuttle Atlantis still sitting on Launch Pad 39B after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but  a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast.  At left is the rolled-back rotating service structure with the payload changeout room open.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2056

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds billow on the horizon behin...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds billow on the horizon behind Space Shuttle Atlantis still sitting on Launch Pad 39B after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Clouds spread throughout the sky behind Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115.  Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but  a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast.  At right is the 300,000-gallon water tank that releases its contents onto the mobile launcher platform during liftoff to aid sound suppression.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2057

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Clouds spread throughout the sky behind...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Clouds spread throughout the sky behind Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115.  Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but  a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast.  At left is the rolled-back rotating service structure with the payload changeout room open.  Just above the orange external tank is the  vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the space shuttle vehicle.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2055

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B w...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115.  Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but  a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast.  At right is the 300,000-gallon water tank that releases its contents onto the mobile launcher platform during liftoff to aid sound suppression.   During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2054

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B wh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:2... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated on Launch Pad 39B, surrounded by amber lights on the rotating and fixed service structures.  Seen above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the space shuttle vehicle.   Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:41 a.m. EDT Sept. 8.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the ISS. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2073

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated on Launch Pad 39B, surrounded by amber lights on the rotating and fixed service structures. Seen above the golden external tank is the vent ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated on Launch Pad 39B, while amber lights on the fixed service structure give a surreal appearance.  Seen above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off. The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the space shuttle vehicle.  Lower down, and next to Atlantis, is the White Room at the end of the orbiter access arm.  The White Room provides entry into the orbiter through the hatch.  Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:41 a.m. EDT Sept. 8.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the ISS. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2074

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated on Launch Pad 39B, while amber lights on the fixed service structure give a surreal appearance. Seen above the golden external tank is the v... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The lights on Launch Pad 39B paint columns of light in the water next to the pad where Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Atlantis is scheduled to lift off at 11:41 a.m. EDT Sept. 8.  During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the ISS. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2072

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The lights on Launch Pad 39B paint colu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The lights on Launch Pad 39B paint columns of light in the water next to the pad where Space Shuttle Atlantis is illuminated. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 2... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    Storm clouds gather behind Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39B.   Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast. During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2064

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds gather behind Space Shutt...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds gather behind Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39B. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch on Aug. 27, but a scrub was called by mission managers due to ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  A heavy bank of storm clouds gather behind Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39B.   Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast. During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2065

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A heavy bank of storm clouds gather behi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A heavy bank of storm clouds gather behind Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39B. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch Aug. 27, but a scrub was called by mission manag... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Storm clouds fill the sky from Launch Pad 39B, at right, west beyond the Vehicle Assembly Building.  Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits on the pad after a scrub was called Aug. 27 due to a concern with fuel cell 1. Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast. During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2067

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds fill the sky from Launch Pa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds fill the sky from Launch Pad 39B, at right, west beyond the Vehicle Assembly Building. Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits on the pad after a scrub was called Aug. 27 d... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Storm clouds roll across Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits on the pad.    Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch Aug. 27, but  a scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1.  Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast. During the STS-115 mission, Atlantis' astronauts will deliver and install the 17.5-ton, bus-sized P3/P4 integrated truss segment on the station. The girder-like truss includes a set of giant solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics and will provide one-fourth of the total power-generation capability for the completed station. This mission is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the International Space Station. STS-115 is scheduled to last 11 days with a planned landing at KSC.   Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-06pd2066

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds roll across Launch Pad 39B ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Storm clouds roll across Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits on the pad. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch Aug. 27, but a scrub was called by missi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed over the scrub near Runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Discovery is slowed by a drag chute behind it as it lands.  The landing completes the 15-day mission STS-120 to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown was 1:01:16 p.m.  Wheel stop was at 1:02:07 p.m.  Mission elapsed time was 15 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds.  During the mission, the STS-120 crew continued the construction of the station with the installation of the Harmony Node 2 module and the relocation of the P6 truss.  Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph, Tim Powers KSC-07pp3248

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed over the scrub near Runway 33 of ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Viewed over the scrub near Runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Discovery is slowed by a drag chute behind it as it lands. The l... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat. Their ideal environment is a relatively open flatwoods of oak or sand pine scrub with trees less than 10 feet tall, wide apart and providing minimal canopy cover. The last recorded population count of Florida scrub jays is just a little over 2,000, mostly located at Kennedy but also in some scattered scrubs all over central and southern Florida.  Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2009-1910

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry ha... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Close-up of a Florida scrub jay in the woods near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat. Their ideal environment is a relatively open flatwoods of oak or sand pine scrub with trees less than 10 feet tall, wide apart and providing minimal canopy cover. The last recorded population count of Florida scrub jays is just a little over 2,000, mostly located at Kennedy but also in some scattered scrubs all over central and southern Florida.  Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2009-1911

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Close-up of a Florida scrub jay in the woods ne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Close-up of a Florida scrub jay in the woods near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A Florida scrub jay perches on a branch in a wooded area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat. Their ideal environment is a relatively open flatwoods of oak or sand pine scrub with trees less than 10 feet tall, wide apart and providing minimal canopy cover. The last recorded population count of Florida scrub jays is just a little over 2,000, mostly located at Kennedy but also in some scattered scrubs all over central and southern Florida.  Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2009-1908

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A Florida scrub jay perches on a branch in a wo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A Florida scrub jay perches on a branch in a wooded area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry habitat. Their ideal environment is a relatively open flatwoods of oak or sand pine scrub with trees less than 10 feet tall, wide apart and providing minimal canopy cover. The last recorded population count of Florida scrub jays is just a little over 2,000, mostly located at Kennedy but also in some scattered scrubs all over central and southern Florida.  Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2009-1909

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Florida scrub jays scan their territory from a bush at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As the name implies, the Florida scrub jay thrives in a scrub, which is an extremely dry ha... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Near Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a scrub jay keeps watch of activity.  On the pad, the Atlas V/Centaur is undergoing a wet dress rehearsal, or countdown test.  The Atlas V is being fully loaded with propellants including liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen and RP-1 fuel.  Following the rehearsal, the launch vehicle will be rolled off the pad and returned to the Vertical Integration Facility on May 16. The Atlas V/Centaur is the launch vehicle for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS. They will be mated with the Atlas in late May. LCROSS and LRO are the first missions in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon and begin establishing a lunar outpost by 2020. Launch is scheduled for no earlier than June 17.  Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2009-3176

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Near Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Fo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Near Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a scrub jay keeps watch of activity. On the pad, the Atlas V/Centaur is undergoing a wet dress rehearsal, or countd... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Minutes before launch was scrubbed, space shuttle Endeavour waits for liftoff on Launch Pad 39A. The scrub was due to weather conditions near the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy that violated rules for launching. The runway would be needed in the unlikely event that Endeavour would have to make an emergency landing back at Kennedy. Launch was rescheduled for July 13 at 6:51 p.m. EDT.  This was the fourth launch attempt for the STS-127 mission. The first two launch attempts on June 13 and June 17 were scrubbed when a hydrogen gas leak occurred during tanking due to a misaligned Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate. Mission managers also decided to delay tanking on July 11 for a launch attempt later in the day to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data captured during lightning strikes near the pad on July 10. Endeavour will deliver the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, or JEM-EF, and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section, or ELM-ES, in the final of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station.  STS-127 is the 29th flight for the assembly of the space.   Photo courtesy of Scott Andrews KSC-2009-3991

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Minutes before launch was scrubbed, space shutt...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Minutes before launch was scrubbed, space shuttle Endeavour waits for liftoff on Launch Pad 39A. The scrub was due to weather conditions near the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy that ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – --  Black clouds fill the sky near the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The weather caused the scrub at 7:02 p.m.  EDT of the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-127 mission.  Weather conditions near the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy violated rules for launching.  The runway would be needed in the unlikely event that Endeavour would have to make an emergency landing back at Kennedy. Launch was rescheduled for July 13 at 6:51 p.m. EDT.  Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett KSC-2009-3985

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – -- Black clouds fill the sky near the Vehicle ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – -- Black clouds fill the sky near the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The weather caused the scrub at 7:02 p.m. EDT of the launch of space shuttle ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Ominous clouds roll toward Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightning and thunderstorms within the 20-nautical-mile circle around the launch pad. The fifth launch attempt for the STS-127 mission was scrubbed at 6:39 p.m. EDT. The first two launch attempts on June 13 and June 17 were scrubbed when a hydrogen gas leak occurred during tanking due to a misaligned Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate. Mission managers also decided to delay tanking on July 11 for a launch attempt later in the day to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data captured during lightning strikes near the pad on July 10. Weather concerns caused a scrub July 12 as well. Endeavour will deliver the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, or JEM-EF, and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section, or ELM-ES, in the final of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station.  STS-127 is the 29th flight for the assembly of the space.    Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2009-4012

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Ominous clouds roll toward Launch Pad 39A at NA...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Ominous clouds roll toward Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightning and thunderstorms within th... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Dark clouds fill the sky behind the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightning and thunderstorms within the 20-nautical-mile circle around the launch pad. The fifth launch attempt for the STS-127 mission was scrubbed at 6:39 p.m. EDT. The first two launch attempts on June 13 and June 17 were scrubbed when a hydrogen gas leak occurred during tanking due to a misaligned Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate. Mission managers also decided to delay tanking on July 11 for a launch attempt later in the day to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data captured during lightning strikes near the pad on July 10. Weather concerns caused a scrub July 12 as well. Endeavour will deliver the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, or JEM-EF, and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section, or ELM-ES, in the final of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station.  STS-127 is the 29th flight for the assembly of the space.    Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2009-4011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Dark clouds fill the sky behind the Vehicle Ass...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Dark clouds fill the sky behind the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightning and thu... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Black clouds roll across the Launch Complex 39 Area and NASA News Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightning and thunderstorms within the 20-nautical-mile circle around the launch pad. The fifth launch attempt for the STS-127 mission was scrubbed at 6:39 p.m. EDT. The first two launch attempts on June 13 and June 17 were scrubbed when a hydrogen gas leak occurred during tanking due to a misaligned Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate. Mission managers also decided to delay tanking on July 11 for a launch attempt later in the day to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data captured during lightning strikes near the pad on July 10. Weather concerns caused a scrub July 12 as well. Endeavour will deliver the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, or JEM-EF, and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section, or ELM-ES, in the final of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station.  STS-127 is the 29th flight for the assembly of the space.    Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2009-4010

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Black clouds roll across the Launch Complex 39 ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Black clouds roll across the Launch Complex 39 Area and NASA News Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA managers postponed today’s space shuttle launch because of lightn... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA managers brief the media following the scrub of a launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery. From left are briefing moderator Allard Beutel, Mission Management Team Chair Mike Moses and STS-128 Launch Director Pete Nickolenko.  The launch attempt was scrubbed due to a problem with a liquid hydrogen valve in the main propulsion system. Liftoff now is no earlier than 12:22 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28.The 13-day STS-128 mission will deliver more than seven tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew members on the International Space Station. The equipment includes a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill.  The mission is the 128th in the Space Shuttle Program, the 37th flight of Discovery and the 30th station assembly flight.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2009-4866

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA managers brief the media following the scrub of a launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery. From left are bri... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA managers brief the media following the scrub of a launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery. From left are Mission Management Team Chair Mike Moses and STS-128 Launch Director Pete Nickolenko.  The launch attempt was scrubbed due to a problem with a liquid hydrogen valve in the main propulsion system. Liftoff now is no earlier than 12:22 a.m. EDT on Aug. 28.The 13-day STS-128 mission will deliver more than seven tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew members on the International Space Station. The equipment includes a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill.  The mission is the 128th in the Space Shuttle Program, the 37th flight of Discovery and the 30th station assembly flight.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2009-4865

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Press Site auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA managers brief the media following the scrub of a launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery. From left are Mis... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator spacecraft is bathed in light under a dark, cloudy sky. Rain over Central Florida's east coast caused the scrub of the launch.  STSS Demo is a space-based sensor component of a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System designed for the overall mission of detection, tracking and discriminating ballistic missiles.  STSS is capable of tracking objects after boost phase and provides trajectory information to other sensors. It will be launched by NASA for the Missile Defense Agency between 8 and 8:58 a.m. EDT Sept. 24. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-5209

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator spacecraft is bathed in light under a dark, cloudy sky. Rain o... More

SDO LAUNCH L-0 PRELAUNCH ATTEMPT-1 SCRUB-1 WEATHER
SDO LAUNCH L-0 PRELAUNCH ATTEMPT-1 SCRUB-1 WEATHER
SDO LAUNCH L-0 PRELAUNCH ATTEMPT-1 SCRUB-1 WEATHER
SDO LAUNCH L-0 PRELAUNCH ATTEMPT-1 SCRUB-1 WEATHER
Airman Robert A. Seligman, an aviation boatswain’s

Airman Robert A. Seligman, an aviation boatswain’s

Airman Robert A. Seligman, an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) from Phoenix, takes a fuel sample aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during an opposed replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Co... More

Seaman Kaitlyn Hunter, boatswain’s mate of Flower Mound,

Seaman Kaitlyn Hunter, boatswain’s mate of Flower Mound,

Seaman Kaitlyn Hunter, boatswain’s mate of Flower Mound, Texas, and Seaman Juli Childress from Thousand Oaks, Calif., scrub mooring lines for foreign debris on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Rea... More

Seaman Jacob Long, from Godfrey, Ill., washes down

Seaman Jacob Long, from Godfrey, Ill., washes down

Seaman Jacob Long, from Godfrey, Ill., washes down the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are underway participating in... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, left, Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach talk to media following a Flight Readiness Review that gave a unanimous "go" to launch space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.      Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its six-member crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1521

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Ass...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, left, Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle L... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA Public Affairs Officer Michael Curie, left, Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach talk to media following a Flight Readiness Review that gave a unanimous "go" to launch space shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.        Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its six-member crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1517

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NAS...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA Public Affairs Officer Michael Curie, left, Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier, Space Shuttle Program Launch I... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Steve Bowen arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Bowen and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident in January 2011. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.          Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1511

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Steve Bowen arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Alvin Drew greets Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Drew and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.        Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1504

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Alvin Drew greets Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runwa... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Nicole Stott arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Stott and her crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.      Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1512

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Nicole Stott arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 astronauts prepare to give statements to the media on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving in T-38 jets. From left, are Mission Specialists Michael Barratt, Alvin Drew and Steve Bowen, Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialist Nicole Stott. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, the crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.      Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1514

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 astronauts prepare to give statements to the media on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving in T... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Pilot Eric Boe chats with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Boe and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.        Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1509

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Pilot Eric Boe chats with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arri... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey greets Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. Also on hand to greet the crew were Jerry Ross, chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office, left, and Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Lindsey and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.      Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1502

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey greets Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway afte... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Pilot Eric Boe talks with Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Boe and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.    Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1508

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Pilot Eric Boe talks with Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arr... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 pose for a photo on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving in T-38 jets. From left, are Mission Specialists Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew, Pilot Eric Boe, and Commander Steve Lindsey. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, the crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.      Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1515

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 pose for a photo on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving in T-38 jets. From left, are Mission S... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Michael Barratt greets NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, and Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Barratt and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.          Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1510

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission Specialist Michael Barratt greets NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, and Kennedy Center Directo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Lindsey and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.    Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1501

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey arrives on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway aboard a T-38 jet. In the days leading... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey greets NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after arriving aboard a T-38 jet. Also on hand to greet the crew were Jerry Ross, chief of the Vehicle Integration Test Office, Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director, center, and Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana. In the days leading up to their launch to the International Space Station, Lindsey and his crew members will check the fit of their launch-and-entry suits, review launch-day procedures, receive weather briefings and remain medically quarantined to prevent sickness. This will be the second launch attempt for Discovery's crew, following a scrub in November 2010 due to a hydrogen gas leak at the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP) as well as modifications to the external fuel tank's intertank support beams, called stringers.          Scheduled to lift off Feb. 24 at 4:50 p.m. EST, Discovery and its crew will deliver 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. For more information on the STS-133 mission, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-1503

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Commander Steve Lindsey greets NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway after... More

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 08, 2018) Sailors participate in a scrub down of the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman ... More

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Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington scrub the flight deck during a counter-measure wash down after the ship departed her forward operating port at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Geo... More

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Sailors and Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) scrub down the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship... More