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Encyclopedia > Space Shuttle Discovery
Discovery
OV-103
Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery being prepared for mission STS-121.
OV Designation: OV-103
Country: United States
Contract award: 29 January 1979
Named after: RRS Discovery
First flight: STS-41-D
August 30, 1984September 5, 1984
Last flight: STS-124
May 31st, 2008 - June 14th, 2008
Number of missions: 35
Crews: 214
Time spent in space: 310.60 days
Number of orbits: 4,888
Distance travelled: 121,796,3162 mi
195,938,294 km
Satellites deployed: 31 (including Hubble Space Telescope)
Mir dockings: 1
ISS dockings: 9
Status: Active

Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States.[1] (The other two are Atlantis and Endeavour.) When first flown in 1984, Discovery became the third operational orbiter, and is now the oldest orbiter in service. Discovery has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x3008, 617 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Space Shuttle Discovery ... This article is becoming very long. ... Each NASA space shuttle designation is composed of a prefix and suffix separated by a dash. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The RRS Discovery was the last wooden three-masted ship to be built in the British Isles, and was launched on 21 March 1901, designed for Antarctic research. ... STS-41-D was a Space Shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... STS-124 is a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, planned for April 2008. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hubble Space Telescope (HST; also known colloquially as the Hubble or just Hubble) is a space telescope that was carried into Earth orbit by the Space Shuttle in April 1990. ... For other uses, see Mir (disambiguation). ... ISS redirects here. ... Each NASA space shuttle designation is composed of a prefix and suffix separated by a dash. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... ISS redirects here. ...

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History

The spacecraft takes its name from previous ships of exploration named Discovery, primarily HMS Discovery, the sailing ship that accompanied famous explorer James Cook on his third and final major voyage. Others include Henry Hudson's ship Discovery which he used in 1610–1611 to search for a Northwest Passage, and RRS Discovery, a vessel used for expeditions to Antarctica in 1901-1904 by Scott and Shackleton (and still preserved as a museum). The shuttle shares a name with Discovery One, the fictional Jupiter spaceship from the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010. HMS Discovery was the consort ship of James Cooks third expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1776 - 1780. ... This article is about the British explorer. ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... For other uses, see Northwest Passage (disambiguation). ... The RRS Discovery was the last wooden three-masted ship to be built in the British Isles, and was launched on 21 March 1901, designed for Antarctic research. ... Scott of the Antarctic redirects here. ... Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO, OBE (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer who was knighted for the success of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition under his command. ... For other uses, see Jupiter (disambiguation). ... 2010: The Year We Make Contact, also known as 2010, is a science fiction film released in 1984 directed by Peter Hyams. ...


Discovery was the shuttle that launched the Hubble Space Telescope. The second and third Hubble service missions were also conducted by Discovery. She has also launched the Ulysses probe and three TDRS satellites. Discovery has been chosen twice as the return to flight orbiter, first in 1988 as the return to flight orbiter after the 1986 Challenger disaster, and then for the twin return to flight missions in July 2005 and July 2006 after the 2003 Columbia disaster. Discovery also carried Project Mercury astronaut John Glenn, who was 77 at the time, back into space during STS-95 on October 29, 1998, making him the oldest human being to venture into space. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST; also known colloquially as the Hubble or just Hubble) is a space telescope that was carried into Earth orbit by the Space Shuttle in April 1990. ... Ulysses spacecraft Ulysses is an unmanned probe designed to study the Sun at all latitudes. ... First Generation TDRS Second Generation TDRS A Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is a one of a network of communications satellites used by NASA and other United States government agencies for communication to satellites or the International Space Station. ... The launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS (Space Transportation System) program, began at an estimated time of 16:38:00. ... For further information about Columbias mission and crew, see STS-107. ... Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. ... For other persons named John Glenn, see John Glenn (disambiguation). ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Had the planned missions from Vandenberg Air Force Base for the United States Department of Defense gone ahead, Discovery would have flown these missions. This was a Space Shuttle mission to deliver a reconnaissance payload (Teal Ruby) into polar orbit. ... Boeing Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2) lifts off from Space Launch Complex Six (SLC-6) at Vandenberg AFB, California (Official photo by Thom Baur for the Boeing Company) Vandenberg Air Force Base (IATA: VBG, ICAO: KVBG) is a United States military installation with a spaceport, in Santa Barbara County, California... The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ...


Current status

Discovery is currently in the Orbiter Processing Facility for post-flight processing after the successful completion of STS-124. Removal of the orbiter's main engines is scheduled for June 25.[2] The next flight of Discovery will be STS-119. Space Shuttle Columbia at the entrance of the Orbiter Processing Facility The Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) is the hangar where NASAs Space Shuttle Orbiter undergoes maintenance between flights. ... STS-124 is a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, planned for April 2008. ... Space Shuttle Main Engine cluster The Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) are the three main engines on the Space Shuttle orbiter. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... STS-119 is a flight to the International Space Station which will be shuttle flight number 125. ...


Flights

Discovery has flown 35 flights, spent 310,6 days in space, completed 4,888 orbits, and flown 121,796,3162 statute miles (195,938,294 km) in total, as of June 2008. Discovery is the orbiter fleet leader, having flown more flights than any other orbiter in the fleet. Discovery has also flown on more individual flights than any other spacecraft in history.[citation needed] Discovery flew all three "return to flight" missions after the Challenger and Columbia disasters: STS-26 in 1988, STS-114 in 2005, and STS-121 in 2006. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... For further information about Columbias mission and crew, see STS-107. ... STS-26 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Discovery. ... STS-114 was the first return to flight Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


Notable missions

  • STS-41-D: First flight.
  • STS-51-D: Carried first sitting United States Member of Congress into space, Senator Jake Garn (R-UT).
  • STS-26: Return to space after Challenger disaster (STS-51-L).
  • STS-31: Launch of Hubble Space Telescope.
  • STS-60: First Russian launched in an American spacecraft (Sergei Krikalev).
  • STS-95: Second flight of John Glenn, oldest man in space and third sitting Member of Congress to enter space.
  • STS-92: The 100th Space Shuttle Mission.
  • STS-114: Return to space after Columbia disaster (STS-107).
  • STS-121: First Shuttle launch on the 4th of July Holiday, Return to Flight mission.
  • STS-116: First night time launch of a shuttle since the Columbia disaster. Last Shuttle launch from LC-39B
  • STS-120: Longest mission so far for this space shuttle.

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Flights listing

# Date Designation Notes Length of journey
1 1984 August 30 STS-41-D First Discovery mission: Launched two communications satellites, including LEASAT F2. 6 days, 00 hours, 56 minutes, 04 seconds
2 1984 November 8 STS-51-A Launched two and rescued two communications satellites including LEASAT F1. 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, 56 seconds
3 1985 January 24 STS-51-C Launched DOD Magnum ELINT satellite. 3 days, 01 hours, 33 minutes, 23 seconds
4 1985 April 12 STS-51-D Launched two communications satellites including LEASAT F3. 6 days, 23 hours, 55 minutes, 23 seconds
5 1985 June 17 STS-51-G Launched two communications satellites, Sultan Salman al-Saud becomes first Saudi Arabian in space. 7 days, 01 hours, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
6 1985 August 27 STS-51-I Launched two communications satellites including LEASAT F4. Recovered, repaired, and redeployed LEASAT F3. 7 days, 02 hours, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
7 1988 September 29 STS-26 Return to flight after Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, launched TDRS. 4 days, 01 hours, 00 minutes, 11 seconds
8 1989 March 13 STS-29 Launched TDRS. 4 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
9 1989 November 22 STS-33 Launched DOD Magnum ELINT satellite. 5 days, 00 hours, 06 minutes, 49 seconds
10 1990 April 24 STS-31 Launch of Hubble Space Telescope (HST). 5 days, 01 hours, 16 minutes, 06 seconds
11 1990 October 6 STS-41 Launch of Ulysses. 4 days, 02 hours, 10 minutes, 04 seconds
12 1991 April 28 STS-39 Launched DOD Air Force Program-675 (AFP675) satellite. 8 days, 07 hours, 22 minutes, 23 seconds
13 1991 September 12 STS-48 Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). 5 days, 08 hours, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
14 1992 January 22 STS-42 International Microgravity Laboratory-1 (IML-1). 8 days, 01 hours, 14 minutes, 44 seconds.
15 1992 December 2 STS-53 Department of Defense payload. 7 days, 07 hours, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
16 1993 April 8 STS-56 Atmospheric Laboratory (ATLAS-2). 9 days, 06 hours, 08 minutes, 24 seconds
17 1993 September 12 STS-51 Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS). 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
18 1994 February 3 STS-60 Wake Shield Facility (WSF). 7 days, 06 hours, 08 minutes, 36 seconds
19 1994 September 9 STS-64 LIDAR In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE). 10 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes, 57 seconds
20 1995 February 3 STS-63 Rendezvous with Mir space station. 8 days, 06 hours, 29 minutes, 36 seconds
21 1995 July 13 STS-70 7th Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS). 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 05 seconds
22 1997 February 11 STS-82 Servicing Hubble Space Telescope (HST) (HSM-2). 9 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, 09 seconds
23 1997 August 7 STS-85 Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes. 11 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes, 07 seconds
24 1998 June 2 STS-91 Final Shuttle/Mir Docking Mission. 9 days, 19 hours, 55 minutes, 01 seconds
25 1998 October 29 STS-95 SPACEHAB, second flight of John Glenn, Pedro Duque becomes first Spaniard in space. 8 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes, 56 seconds
26 1999 May 27 STS-96 Resupply mission for the International Space Station. 9 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
27 1999 December 19 STS-103 Servicing Hubble Space Telescope (HST) (HSM-3A). 7 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes, 34 seconds
28 2000 October 11 STS-92 International Space Station Assembly Flight (carried and assembled the Z1 truss); 100th Shuttle mission. 12 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes, 47 seconds
29 2001 March 8 STS-102 International Space Station crew rotation flight (Expedition 1 and Expedition 2) 12 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes, 57 seconds
30 2001 August 10 STS-105 International Space Station crew and supplies delivery (Expedition 2 and Expedition 3) 11 days 21 hours, 13 minutes,52 seconds
31 2005 July 26 STS-114 Return to flight since Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; International Space Station (ISS) supplies delivery, new safety procedures testing and evaluation. 13 days, 21 hours, 33 minutes, 00 seconds
32 2006 July 4 STS-121 Return to flight since Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; ISS crew and supplies delivery. 12 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes, 54 seconds
33 2006 December 9 STS-116 ISS crew rotation and assembly (carries and assembles the P5 truss segment); Last flight to launch on pad 39-B; First night launch since Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. 12 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes, 16 seconds
34 2007 October 23 STS-120 ISS crew rotation and assembly (carries and assembles the Harmony module). 15 days, 02 hours, 23 minutes, 55 seconds*
35 2008 May 31 STS-124 ISS crew rotation and assembly (carries and assembles the Kibō JEM PM module). 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 7 secs
36 2008 December 4 STS-119** Planned International Space Station crew rotation and assembly of a fourth starboard truss segment (ITS S6)and a fourth set of solar arrays and batteries.

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ISS P1 Truss element (NASA) Z1 Truss element prepared for launch The ISS Truss forms the backbone of the International Space Station, with mountings for unpressurized logistics carriers, radiators, solar arrays, and other equipment. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... STS-120 is the current Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS), that launched on October 23, 2007. ... 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STS-119 is a flight to the International Space Station which will be shuttle flight number 125. ... Solar Panel made by BP Solar The solar panels (photovoltaic arrays) on this small yacht at sea can charge the 12 V batteries at up to 9 Amps in full, direct sunlight. ...


Decommissioning of Space Shuttle Discovery

According to the current schedule, Space Shuttle Discovery will be decommissioned in 2010.[3][4] If the Contingency Logistic Flight STS-133 by Endeavour is not flown, Discovery will be the last space shuttle to fly on mission STS-132. NASA expects to launch the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle on the new Ares I rocket by 2014. To decommission a ship is to terminate her career in service in the armed forces of her nation. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for July 15, 2010. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for January 2010. ... Orion is a spacecraft currently under development by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Ares I is the crew launch vehicle being developed by NASA as a component of Project Constellation. ...


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References

  1. ^ NASA (2007). Space Shuttle Overview: Discovery (OV-103). National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved on November 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Shuttle fleet processing in full flow, highlighted by SSME work. nasaspaceflight.com.
  3. ^ NASA (2007). Consolidated Launch Manifest. NASA. Retrieved on October 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Chris Bergin (2006). NASA sets new launch date targets through to STS-124. NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved on October 15, 2007.

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Gernhardt (3), Mission Specialist Roger Crouch (2), Payload Specialist Greg Linteris (2), Payload Specialist... // Crew Mission Commander: Curtis Brown (4) Pilot: Kent Rominger (3) Mission Specialist 1: Jan Davis (3) Mission Specialist 2: Stephen Robinson (1) Mission Specialist 3: Robert Curbeam (1) Payload Specialist: Bjarni Tryggvason (1) - Canada Mission Parameters Mass: 9,191 kg payload Perigee: 249 km Apogee: 261 km Inclination: 57. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew James D. Wetherbee (4), Commander Michael J. Bloomfield (1), Pilot Vladimir G. Titov (5), (RSA) Mission Specialist Scott E. Parazynski (2), Mission Specialist Jean-Loup Chrétien (3), (CNES) Mission Specialist Wendy B. Lawrence (2), Mission Specialist Launched and... This was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Terrence W. Wilcutt (3), Commander Joe F. Edwards, Jr. ... 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This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Kevin R. Kregel (4), Mission Commander Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie (2), Pilot Janet L. Kavandi (2), Mission Specialist Janice E. Voss (5), Mission Specialist Mamoru Mohri (2), Mission Specialist (NASDA) - Japan Gerhard P.J. Thiele (1), Mission Specialist - Germany... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew James D. Halsell, Jr. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle, as this mission is the 100th mission of the Space Shuttle. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Brent W. Jett (3), Commander Michael J. Bloomfield (2), Pilot Joseph R. Tanner (3), Mission Specialist Carlos I. Noriega (2), Mission Specialist Marc Garneau (3), Mission Specialist - Canada Mission Parameters Mass: Orbiter Liftoff: 120,742 kg Orbiter Landing: 89... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Kenneth D. Cockrell (4), Commander Mark L. Polansky (1), Pilot Robert L. Curbeam (2), Mission Specialist Thomas D. Jones (4), Mission Specialist Marsha S. Ivins (5), Mission Specialist Mission parameters Mass: Orbiter liftoff: 115,529 kg Orbiter landing: 90... STS-102 was a United States space shuttle mission that flew in March of 2001. ... STS-100 was a successful mission of the United States Space Shuttle Endeavour, intended to supply and service the International Space Station. ... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Steven W. Lindsey (3), Mission Commander Charles O. Hobaugh (1), Pilot Michael L. Gernhardt (4), Mission Specialist James F. Reilly (2), Mission Specialist Janet L. Kavandi (3), Mission Specialist Mission Parameters Mass: Orbiter Liftoff: 117,129 kg Orbiter Landing... STS-105 was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Discovery. ... STS-108 crew with ISS Expedition 3 and 4 crews This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Dominic L. Gorie (3), Commander Mark E. Kelly (1), Pilot Linda M. Godwin (4), Mission Specialist Daniel M. Tani (1), Mission Specialist Launched ISS Expedition 4 Crew: Yuri I... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Crew Scott D. Altman (3), Commander Duane G. Carey (1), Pilot John M. Grunsfeld (4), Payload Commander Nancy J. Currie (4), Mission Specialist James H. Newman (4) , Mission Specialist Richard M. Linnehan (3), Mission Specialist Michael J. Massimino (1), Mission... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Michael J. Bloomfield (3), Commander Stephen N. Frick (1), Pilot Jerry L. Ross (7), Mission Specialist Steven L. Smith (4), Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa (4), Mission Specialist Lee M.E. Morin (1), Mission Specialist Rex J. Walheim (1), Mission... This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle // Crew Kenneth D. Cockrell (5), Commander Paul S. Lockhart (1), Pilot Franklin R. Chang-Diaz (7), Mission Specialist Philippe Perrin (1) (CNES), Mission Specialist Launched ISS Expedition 5 Crew: Valery G. Korzun (2) (RSA), ISS Commander Peggy A. Whitson (1... STS-112 was a 10-day NASA mission to the International Space Station in October 2002 on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. ... Launched Expedition 6 crew Landed Expedition 5 crew Endeavour carrying the P1 Truss View of Earths horizon at sunrise as seen from Endeavour on STS-113. ... For more on the accident, see Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... STS-114 was the first return to flight Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... This article is becoming very long. ... STS-115 was the first Space Shuttle assembly mission to the International Space Station after the Columbia disaster, following the two successful Return to Flight missions, STS-114 and STS-121. ... STS-116 was a flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station (ISS). ... STS-117 is the current Space Shuttle mission being flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis, which launched from pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center on June 8, 2007. ... STS-118 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. ... STS-120 is the current Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS), that launched on October 23, 2007. ... STS-122 is the next NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). ... STS-123 is a planned Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) which will be flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. ... STS-124 is a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, planned for April 2008. ... STS-125 is a planned Space Shuttle mission to be flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. ... STS-126 is a Space Shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station, planned for september 2008. ... STS-119 is a flight to the International Space Station which will be shuttle flight number 125. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for January 2009. ... STS-128 is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for April 2009. ... STS-129 is a launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour to visit the International Space Station, planned for no earlier than July 2009. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for September 2009. ... STS-131 is a Contingency Logistic Flight (CLF) of the Space Shuttle Endeavour planned for no earlier than January 14, 2010. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for January 2010. ... This is a Space Shuttle launch to visit the International Space Station, planned for July 15, 2010. ... Space shuttle missions designated STS-3xx (officially called Launch On Need missions) are rescue missions which would be mounted to rescue the crew of a Space Shuttle if their vehicle was damaged and deemed unable to make a successful reentry. ... Space shuttle missions designated STS-3xx (officially called Launch On Need missions) are rescue missions which would be mounted to rescue the crew of a Space Shuttle if their vehicle was damaged and deemed unable to make a successful reentry. ... Space shuttle missions designated STS-3xx (officially called Launch On Need missions) are rescue missions which would be mounted to rescue the crew of a Space Shuttle if their vehicle was damaged and deemed unable to make a successful reentry. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS (Space Transportation System) program, began at an estimated time of 16:38:00. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For more on the accident, see Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... This article is about the NASA Space Shuttle program. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... This article is about the NASA Space Shuttle program. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) is the rocket that provides 83% of liftoff thrust for the Space Shuttle. ... A Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) on its way to the Vehicle Assembly Building. ... Space Shuttle Main Engine cluster The Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) are the three main engines on the Space Shuttle orbiter. ... An OMS pod detached from a Shuttle for maintenance. ... The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle built for NASA. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of space operations; its purpose was to perform test flights in the atmosphere. ... Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... Launch Complex 39 is a large site and a collection of facilities at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, USA, originally built for the Apollo program, and later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. ... Boeing Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2) lifts off from Space Launch Complex Six (SLC-6) at Vandenberg AFB, California (Official photo by Thom Baur for the Boeing Company) Vandenberg Air Force Base (IATA: VBG, ICAO: KVBG) is a United States military installation with a spaceport, in Santa Barbara County, California... First launch of a Boeing Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) from SLC-6 on June 27, 2006 (Official photo by Thom Baur for Boeing) Space Launch Complex-6 (SLC-6, nicknamed Slick Six) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was a launch pad and support area designed for the... Space Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) is a location where the Space Shuttle can land. ... Edwards Air Force Base is an airbase located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, 7 miles (11 km) due East of Rosamond, USA at 34°57′ N 117°52′ W. An airbase since 1933, Edwards has long been a home for... White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), formerly known as the White Sands Proving Grounds is located in Otero County, New Mexico, mostly in the Tularosa Basin, a valley between the Organ Mountains, San Andres Mountains and the Sacramento Mountains of the U.S. state of New Mexico, it includes the northern... A Space Shuttle abort is an emergency procedure due to equipment failure on NASAs Space Shuttle, most commonly during ascent. ... Comparison of the Saturn V, Space Shuttle, Ares I, Ares V, and Ares IV. The Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle, or simply Shuttle-Derived Vehicle (SDV), is a term describing one of a wide array of concepts that have been developed for creating space launch vehicles from the components, technology and... An artists conception of a Shuttle-C launching at night. ... Ares I is the crew launch vehicle being developed by NASA as a component of Project Constellation. ... The Ares V (formerly known as the Cargo Launch Vehicle or CaLV) is the cargo launch component of Project Constellation. ... The Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder (honorary Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-098) is a Space Shuttle simulator made of steel and wood. ... Main Propulsion Test Article being lifted onto its test stand in 1977. ... The Main Propulsion Test Article ET was built by NASA to be used in conjuction with MPTA-098 for structural tests of the Space Shuttle prior to construction of flyable craft. ... This is a list of missions flown by space shuttles. ... It has been suggested that STS-61-H be merged into this article or section. ... Even before the Apollo moon landing in 1969, in October 1968 NASA began early studies of space shuttle designs. ... This is a list of persons who served aboard Space Shuttle crews, arranged in chronological order by mission. ... A Space Shuttle abort is an emergency procedure due to equipment failure on NASAs Space Shuttle, most commonly during ascent. ... Even before the first space shuttle was launched, science fiction filmmakers were featuring the craft in their productions. ... Crawler-transporter #2 (Franz) in a December 2004 road test after track shoe replacement. ... Discovery leaves Edwards AFB on the back of a Shuttle Carrier enroute to Kennedy Space Center in Florida Space Shuttle Columbia atop Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) N905NA, after the successful STS-32 mission, fly by the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). ... Space Shuttle America viewed from Sky Trek Tower Space Shuttle America (also known as Space Shuttle America - The Next Century) is a motion simulator ride at Six Flags Great America that opened in 1994. ... The Space Shuttle Explorer is a full-scale replica of a Space Shuttle. ... The Shuttle Training Aircraft positioned in a downward trajectory like the Space Shuttle. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 260 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (458 × 1053 pixel, file size: 121 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Diagram of US space shuttle in launch configuration File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article is about the NASA Space Shuttle program. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... CCCP redirects here. ... This article is about the Buran space program in general. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 247 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (700 × 1700 pixel, file size: 138 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Diagram of Soviet space shuttle in launch configuration File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to... The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle built for NASA. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of space operations; its purpose was to perform test flights in the atmosphere. ... The Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder (honorary Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-098) is a Space Shuttle simulator made of steel and wood. ... For further information about Columbias mission and crew, see STS-107. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-104) is one of the fleet of space shuttles belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... The OK-GLI (Buran Analog BST-02) was a test vehicle (Buran aerodynamic analogue) in the Shuttle Buran program. ... The Buran spacecraft, serial number 11F35 K1, was the only fully completed and operational space shuttle from the Soviet Unions Buran program. ... Ptichka (Птичка meaning little bird in Russian) is an informal nickname for the second space shuttle to be produced as part of the Buran program. ... 2. ... 2. ... 2. ...

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