24 February 2011
Space Shuttle Discovery launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, USA, to begin the ULF5 mission to ISS. Discovery docked with ISS on 26 February, beginning nine days of joint operations. Shuttle crewmembers Steve Bowen and Al Drew conducted two EVAs totaling 12 hours and 48 minutes. During the mission, the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) (an MPLM module modified by TAS in the frame of a NASA-ASI agreement) was delivered and attached to Node 3 module’s nadir port, and the EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC-4), designed to hold science experiments as well as station spares, was attached to the ISS truss. The Shuttle landed at Kennedy Space Center on 9 March after a 13-day mission.
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