Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-131

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-131

Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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STS-131

STS-131 was an ISS assembly flight with the primary payload being a loaded Multi-Purpose Logistics Module - Leonardo. The mission began on April 5th 2010 at 1021:22 UTC launching Commander Alan Poindexter, Pilot James Dutton, Mission Specialist 1 Richard Mastracchio, Mission Specialist 2 Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger, Mission Specialist 3 Stephanie Wilson, Mission Specialist 4 Naoko Yamazaki & Mission Specialist 5 Clayton Anderson to orbit. They docked with the ISS 2 days after launch. The mission was the final Space Shuttle launch with a seven person crew and was the longest flight for Discovery. STS-131 also marked the first time 4 women have been in space at once. During the mission 3 spacewalks were conducted to replace an ammonia tank and to retrieve a seed experiment from outside the Japanese laboratory. The mission concluded after 15 days & 2 hours on April 20th 2010 at 1308:35 UTC after 2 waved off landing opportunities on the 19th at the Kennedy Space Center.

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Space Shuttle Discovery


Serial OV-103

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Retired

Landing Time 2010-04-20T13:08:00+0000


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Crew

Alan G. Poindexter

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1961-11-05

Deceased 2012-07-01

Status Deceased

Type Government


James Dutton

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1968-11-20

Status Retired

Type Government


Clayton Anderson

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1959-02-23

Status Retired

Type Government


Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1975-05-15

Status Retired

Type Government


Naoko Yamazaki

Mission Specialist

Nationality Japanese

Date Of Birth 1970-12-27

Status Retired

Type Government


Richard Mastracchio

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1960-02-11

Status Retired

Type Government


Stephanie Wilson

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1966-09-27

Status Active

Type Government


Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 38

Consecutive Success 38

Maiden Flight 1984-08-30

Launch Failures 0


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