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STS-128 Docks to ISS PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 August 2009 07:55

The STS-128 Discovery mission to the International Space Station launched successfully at 11:59 p.m., Friday, August 28. STS-128 is the 30th International Space Station assembly flight and the 128th space shuttle flight. The 13-day mission will deliver more than 7 tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew members on the International Space Station.

Here are some of the ways all interested educators and students can actively follow the STS-128 human space flight adventure.

  • Subscribe to ReelNASA on YouTube and have automated updates on the latest mission videos.
  • Relive the countdown to launch, mission activities, and landing of space shuttle Discovery and the seven astronauts via the NASA's STS-128 Launch Blog by Anna Heiney, a public affairs web writer at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.  
  • Several image of the day websites stimulate interest through beautiful imagery. Here are a few examples.

View of STS-128 Discovery liftoff from Banana River Image Credit: NASA/Ben Cooper

  • Students, teachers, individuals and families can Capture the Colorful Cosmos this summer. From July through September, use
  •  MicroObservatory, an online network of robotic telescopes that you can control over the Internet from your own computer. Take an image tonight and get it in your email inbox tomorrow. Then, process your image just like a professional astronomer and create your own astrophotography display to share with friends and family. Go to the astrophotography project website for further information.

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These are just a few ways to connect with the STS-128 mission.  Find out more at nasa.gov.  Let us know what's your favorite way to connect with NASA mission resources.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2009 14:03