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canada goose outlet uk UPDATE 2: NASA has confirmed Kopra’s injury and has announced that Bowen is the replacement canada goose clearance for Kopra. “Tim is doing fine and expects a full recovery, Canada Goose Parka however, he will not be able to support the launch window next month,” said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “If for some anticipated reason STS 133 slips significantly, it is possible that Tim could rejoin the crew.” canada goose outlet uk

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canada goose outlet store Bowen will begin training this week with the STS 133 crew, which includes Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialists Alvin Drew, Michael Barratt and Nicole Stott. Bowen also will train to perform the two planned spacewalks of the mission. He will join Alvin Drew to move a failed ammonia pump and perform other external configurations to the station. canada goose outlet store

goose outlet canada STS 133 is scheduled to deliver the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM). Contained within the PMM is the first humanoid robot to fly into space Robonaut 2 (R2). Discovery will also transport much needed spare parts to the orbiting laboratory. goose outlet canada

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