STS-119 Mission Journal  

STS-119 Mission Overview

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STS-119 Crew Portrait. NASA PHOTO NO: STS119-S-002            STS-119 mission patch. NASA IMAGE NO: STS119-S-001

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STS-119 Mission Information

STS-119 shuttle mission
STS-119 is the 28th shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Discovery will carry the S6 truss segment as well as a new station crew member to the orbital outpost.

Air Force Col. Lee Archambault will lead the crew of STS-119, and Navy Cmdr. Tony Antonelli will serve as the pilot. The mission specialists for the flight will be NASA astronauts Joseph Acaba, John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata. ISS Expedition 18 (L-R): NASA's Michael Fincke and Sandra Magnus, and Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov. Magnus will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery, and JAXA's Koichi Wakata will join the ISS crew. NASA PHOTO NO: JSC2008-E-056324

Wakata will remain on the station, replacing Expedition 18 Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus, who returns to Earth with the STS-119 crew. He will serve as a flight engineer for Expeditions 18 and 19, and he will return to Earth on shuttle mission STS-127.

JSC2006-E-43507 (October 2006) --- Computer-generated artistís rendering of the International Space Station after flight STS-119/15A. Fourth starboard truss segment (S6) is delivered and installed. Fourth set of solar arrays is deployed. (Credit: NASA)
JSC2006-E-43508 -- Artist's rendering of the International Space Station+ High resolution photo (415 Kb)
+ Low resolution photo (28 Kb)

+ Press Release - 07 Jul 2008
+ Press Release - 14 Feb 2008
+ Press Release - 19 Oct 2007
+ Consolidated Launch Manifest

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