Space Shuttle Discovery launched
Monday, March 16, 2009

Cape Canaveral (ANP) - Space Shuttle Discovery is Sunday (local time) launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida for a mission of thirteen days. The crew of the Space Shuttle - six Americans and one Japanese - bring the latest solar panels to the international space station ISS.

Also, the crew with a new urine filter, a device that can gain from drinking the urine of the astronauts. Last year was such a filter to the ISS, but due to technical problems has never worked well.

With the solar filter and the urine may be six astronauts, instead of the current three, for a long time to board the ISS stay. This increase in May, a reality.