With the STS-133 crew in tow, space shuttle Discovery lifted off
from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, Feb. 24. at 4:53 p.m. Eastern
-- her final ride to the International Space Station.
In addition to transporting Commander Steve Lindsey,
Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialists Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Alvin Drew,
and Steve Bowen, Discovery also carries the Express Logistics Carrier-4,
and Robonaut 2, the first robot of its kind to fly into and work in space.