Saturday, August 29, 2009
Discovery Enroute to ISS
Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray-Tom Farrar
Space Shuttle Discovery launched just before midnight Friday night on the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The ship will deliver scientific research equipment and a treadmill named COLBERT to the ISS. Three EVAs (spacewalks) will be performed to service the station.
Astronaut Jose Hernandez is making his first flight on this mission. His wife Adela runs a restaurant near the Johnson Space Center called Tierra Luna Grill, which is Spanish for Earth Moon Grill, that I ate at several times while visiting Houston preparing for the Hubble servicing mission that flew in May.