Archive - Mar 18, 2009 - Story
In addition to a new crew member, space shuttle Discovery brought the S6 truss segment to the International Space Station Tuesday. The delivery and installation of the station's final, major U.S. truss segment will bring the orbiting laboratory up to full power and double its capacity to perform science.
The STS-119 and Expedition 18 crew members will spend the day moving the S6 truss to its installation site and preparing for the first spacewalk of the mission. Mission specialists Steve Swanson and Richard Arnold are scheduled to perform that spacewalk Thursday.
For the latest news and information on the STS-119 mission, visit the main shuttle page.