Mission Statement

[Cape Canaveral, Florida; April 5. Image via AP]

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki a mission specialist on space shuttle Discovery leaves the Operations and Checkout building on her way to board the shuttle on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, April 5, 2010. Discovery will travel on a mission to the International Space Station.(AP Photo/John Raoux)ight. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)