Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian Series)

Valerie Neal

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0760343837

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book places Space Shuttle Discovery within the history of the space shuttle program and provides an introduction to space shuttle technology, with a focus on the orbiter itself. Discovery's unique history is presented mission by mission that includes a brief narrative of each mission, a chart of its key statistics (dates, duration, altitude, payloads, etc.), each mission's patch with an explanation of its unique symbolism, a crew portrait, and two to four iconic photos that capture the distinct activities and successes of each mission. The book also features anecdotes and memories of several astronauts who flew on Discovery, as well as its modernization over the years and its final preparation for retirement at the Smithsonian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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24. 85 STS-51D: 04. 12. 85 STS-51G: 06. 17. 85 STS-51I: 08. 27. 85 STS-26: 09. 29. 88 STS-29: 03. 13. 89 STS-33: 11. 22. 89 STS-31: 04. 24. 90 STS-41: 10. 06. 90 STS-39: 04. 28. 91 STS-48: 09. 12. 91 STS-42: 01. 22. 92 STS-53: 12. 02. 92 STS-56: 04. 08. 93 STS-51: 09. 12. 93 STS-60: 02. 03. 94 STS-64: 09. 09. 94 STS-63: 02. 03. 95 STS-70: 07. 13. 95 STS-82: 02. 11. 97 STS-103: 12. 19. 99 STS-85: 08. 07. 97 STS-91: 06. 02. 98 STS-95: 10. 29. 98 STS-96: 05. 27. 99 STS-92: 10. 11. 00 STS-102: 03. 08. 01 STS-105: 08. 10. 01 STS-114: 07.

29. 98 STS-96: 05. 27. 99 STS-92: 10. 11. 00 STS-102: 03. 08. 01 STS-105: 08. 10. 01 STS-114: 07. 26. 05 STS-121: 07. 04. 06 STS-116: 12. 09. 06 STS-120: 10. 23. 07 STS-124: 05. 31. 08 STS-119: 03. 15. 09 STS-128: 08. 28. 09 STS-131: 04. 05. 10 STS-133: 02. 24. 11 CHAPTER FOUR Discovery Then and Now CHAPTER FIVE Discovery’s Final Mission Glossary Index ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Without holding him responsible for the contents of this book, I freely admit that a “biography” of Discovery would not have come to fruition so well without the unfailingly generous attention of Dennis R.

Scientific equipment or experiments could be flown, brought home, repaired or refined, and flown again. Such recycling fit into the shuttle era effort to make spaceflight more practical and economical. Shuttle crews engaged in a friendly rivalry with signs like these for their phantom moving, delivery, and servicing “companies. ” STS-51C: JANUARY 24–27, 1985 AN ALL-MILITARY SHUTTLE MISSION CREW 15TH SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION COMMANDER • Thomas K. (Ken) Mattingly II, USN, his 2nd shuttle flight; also flew on Apollo 16 PILOT • Loren J.

Crystal growth in space emerged as an early and lasting interest shared by researchers in the electronics and pharmaceutical industries. The first-ever retrieval and return of hardware from orbit demonstrated a shuttle service that NASA had promised its customers. Instead of being written off as complete losses, costly satellites could be plucked from space and salvaged. (Both Palapa and Westar were relaunched on rockets in 1990. ) Scientific equipment or experiments could be flown, brought home, repaired or refined, and flown again.

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