STS-133 Successful Launch

STS-133 Patch

STS-133 was successfully launched at 4:53:24PM EST on February 24, 2011 from Kennedy Space Center’s launch pad 39A. The mission is being flown by Space Shuttle Discovery on it’s last mission. The mission duration is 11 days.

Aboard Discovery is Robonaut 2 (R2), a collaboration between GM and NASA. R2 is the first humanoid robot in space. R2’s primary job for now is to teach engineers how dexterous robots behave in space.

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