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Follow discovery on the STS-131 Mission


Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven astronauts are beginning a 13-day mission to the International Space Station.

Discovery’s two solid rocket boosters ignited right on schedule at 6:21 a.m. EDT, sending the shuttle soaring past the launch tower at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Tranquility Node Up and Running on Space Station

The crew of space shuttle Endeavour awoke at 4:14 p.m. EST to the song “Forty Years On,” the Harrow School in London song, played for Harrow alumnus Mission Specialist Nicholas Patrick.

After further analysis of the center disk cover interference issue, the teams determined that there wasn’t an issue with relocating the cupola.

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