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 designationOV-103
KintraUnitit States
Contract awairdJanuar 29, 1979
Named efterDiscovery (1602),
HMS Discovery (1774),
HMS Discovery (1874),
RRS Discovery (1901),
Discovery One
StatusRetired, on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginie[1]
First flichtSTS-41-D
August 30, 1984 (1984-08-30) – September 5, 1984
Last flichtSTS-133
Februar 24, 2011 (2011-02-24) – Mairch 9, 2011
No. o missions39
Crew members252[2]
Time spent in space1 year (365 days) , 22 oors, 39 meenits, 33 seiconts
Distance traivelled148,221,675 mi (238,539,663 km)[3]
Satellites deployed31 (includin Hubble Space Telescope)
Mir dockins1[3]
ISS dockins13[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". April 12, 2011. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  2. "Space Shuttle Discovery Facts". Florida Today. April 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.