Discovery crew arrives

The US space Shuttle Discovery's crew (L-R) Commander US Lee Archambault, Pilot US Tony Antonelli, Mission Specialists US Joseph Acaba, US Steve Swanson, US <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000167" title="Richard Arnold" href="/topic/politics/richard-arnold-PEPLT000167.topic">Richard Arnold</a>, US John Phillips and Japanese Koichi Wakata walk to talk with the media on March 8, 2009 upon their arrival at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000170" title="Kennedy Space Center" href="/topic/science/space/kennedy-space-center-PLCUL000170.topic">Kennedy Space Center</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100400000000" title="Florida" href="/topic/us/florida-PLGEO100100400000000.topic">Florida</a> as the countdown begins for the shuttle's planned March 11 launch. Discovery and her crew will leave on a fifteen-day construction mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

( BRUCE WEAVER, AFP/GETTY IMAGES / March 8, 2009 )

The US space Shuttle Discovery's crew (L-R) Commander US Lee Archambault, Pilot US Tony Antonelli, Mission Specialists US Joseph Acaba, US Steve Swanson, US Richard Arnold, US John Phillips and Japanese Koichi Wakata walk to talk with the media on March 8, 2009 upon their arrival at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the countdown begins for the shuttle's planned March 11 launch. Discovery and her crew will leave on a fifteen-day construction mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

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