Launch: March 15, 2009
7:43 p.m. EDT
Landing: March 28, 2009
3:14 p.m. EDT
Orbiter: Discovery
Mission Number: STS-119 (125th space shuttle flight)
Launch Window: 10 minutes
Launch Pad: 39A
Mission Duration: 12 days, 19 hours, 29 minutes, 33 secs
Landing Site: KSC
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Primary Payload: 28th station flight (15A), S6 truss segment

Air Force Col. Lee Archambault led the crew of STS-119, and Navy Cmdr. Tony Antonelli served as the pilot. The mission specialists for the flight were NASA astronauts Joseph Acaba, John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata.

Wakata remained on the station, replacing Expedition 18 Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus, who returned to Earth with the STS-119 crew. He is serving as a flight engineer for Expeditions 18 and 19, and he will return to Earth on shuttle mission STS-127.

STS-119 is the 28th shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Discovery also carried the S6 truss segment to the orbital outpost.
Mission Photos (Original)