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Latest Space Shuttle Landing Details :
Mission Control Entry Flight Director Bryan Lunney has given Discovery's seven astronauts a "no go" to perform the deorbit burn and decided to wave off the 10:23 a.m. EDT landing opportunity because of continued low cloud coverage at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.The first Kennedy landing opportunity Tuesday is on orbit 237 with a deorbit burn at 6:28 a.m. and landing at 7:34 a.m. Edwards Air Force Base also is expected to be called up for Tuesday landing opportunities.Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven astronauts headed to space in the predawn darkness of April 5, 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. (Image and courtesy By NASA Website )

Space shuttle Discovery Launches details :
Mission: STS-131
Space Shuttle: Discovery
Primary Payload: Leonardo multi-purpose logistics module
Launch Date: April 5, 2010
Launch Time: 6:21 a.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39A
Landing: April 20, 2010
Landing Time: 7:34 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Mission Duration: 15 days
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Space shuttle Discovery Landing Details
Tuesday's Landing Day Highlights (all times are listed in EDT)
2:41 a.m. Deorbit preparations begin
3:48 a.m. Payload bay door closing
3:58 a.m. Mission Control "go" for Ops 3 software transition
5:05 a.m. Discovery astronauts suit up
5:28 a.m. Astronauts strap into their seats
5:55 a.m. Orbital Maneuvering System engine gimbal checks
6:06 a.m. Auxiliary power unit prestart
6:18 a.m. Mission Control "go/no-go" decision for the deorbit burn
6:23 a.m. Maneuver to the deorbit burn attitude
6:28 a.m. Deorbit burn
7:21 a.m. Merritt Island, Fla. tracking station acquires signal from Discovery
7:34 p.m. Landing


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