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Shuttle Discovery Crew Arrives at Kennedy SC for STS-133 Launch

The six astronauts for the next space shuttle mission arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Oct. 28 for prelaunch preparations. Space shuttle Discovery's crew members are Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Tim Kopra, Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott. During its 11-day mission, Discovery's crew will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4, an external platform that holds large equipment, and critical spare components for the station. They'll also deliver Robonaut 2, or R2, to become a permanent resident of the station as the first human-like robot in space.
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