STS-128 Crew Prepares for Launch

Space shuttle Discovery’s seven astronauts flew to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final prelaunch preparations Wednesday evening.

In the crew quarters of Kennedy's Operations and Checkout Building they will review flight data and check out their launch-and-entry suits today.

Countdown to the launch of the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station begins at 11 p.m. EDT Friday. Liftoff of Discovery is set for 1:36 a.m. Aug. 25.