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Monday, April 5, 2010

Discovery Launches into Space!

Early this morning, space shuttle Discovery launched into space. The shuttle is flying to the international space station. The mission will last 13 days.

Discovery will deliver a new module for the space station. The module has many science racks for the space station laboratories.

The shuttle astronauts will also have three space walks. They will replace an ammonia tank assembly. They will retrieve a Japanese experiment. They will also switch out a gyro assembly.

If you would like to know more about STS-131 and its mission, go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts131/

Here's a neat space walk bookmark from NASA for you. Just go to http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/295051main_Spacesuits_Bookmark.pdf

The link printed on the bookmark will help you learn more about NASA space suits. I wonder what a dog space suit would look like?

Photo courtesy NASA.

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