Space Shuttle Discovery

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Discovery
OV-103
STS-124 launch from a distance.jpg
Space Shuttle Discovery lenches frae NASA Kennedy Space Centre Lench Pad 39A on mission STS-124 on Mey 31, 2008.
OV designation OV-103
Kintra Unitit States
Contract awaird Januar 29, 1979
Named efter Discovery (1602),
HMS Discovery (1774),
HMS Discovery (1874),
RRS Discovery (1901),
Discovery One
Status Retired, on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginie[1]
First flicht STS-41-D
30 August 1984 (1984-08-30) – September 5, 1984
Last flicht STS-133
24 Februar 2011 (2011-02-24) – Mairch 9, 2011
No. o missions 39
Crew members 252[2]
Time spent in space 1 year (365 days) , 22 oors, 39 meenits, 33 seiconts
Distance travelled 148,221,675 mi (238,539,663 km)[3]
Satellites deployed 31 (includin Hubble Space Telescope)
Mir dockins 1[3]
ISS dockins 13[3]

Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is ane o the orbiters frae NASA's Space Shuttle programme an the third o five fully operational orbiters tae be biggit.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Space Shuttle Discovery Joins the National Collection". Aprile 12, 2011. Retrieved Julie 31, 2011. 
  2. "Space Shuttle Discovery Facts". Florida Today. Aprile 10, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NASA (October 2010). "NASAfacts Discovery (OV-103)" (PDF). Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  4. NASA (2007). "Space Shuttle Overview: Discovery (OV-103)". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved November 6, 2007.