Discovery (Spacecraft)

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Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.

Discovery became the third operational orbiter to enter service, preceded by Columbia and Challenger. It embarked on its last mission, STS-133, on February 24, 2011 and touched down for the final time at Kennedy Space Center on March 9, having spent a cumulative total of almost a full year in space. Discovery performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions. It also carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Discovery was the first operational shuttle to be retired, followed by Endeavour and then Atlantis.

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referencedIn Space Shuttle Discovery Photolithograph, 7/2004 - 7/2004 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I LANDING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Smith, Ida. Papers regarding the visit of the seven crew members of the space shuttle Discovery 51-D and the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Women of Science Reading Room of the Brigham Young University Library, 1985. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY NUMBER 41-D United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-D ON BOARD MAGAZINES 72,73,74,75 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-D United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 51-G LANDING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 41-D DISCOVERY ON BOARD MAGAZINES 61,62,70,71 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-D ON BOARD MAGAZINES 78,79,80,81,82 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 51-I MISSION United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY 41-F United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 `DISCOVERY' 51-G United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Color Photograph File Albums, 1963 - 1995 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 `DISCOVERY' 51-G United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Griggs, Jack L.,. [S. David Griggs Collection, 1989]. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
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referencedIn STS-41 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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hasMember Bluford, Guion Stewart, 1942- person
hasMember Bolden, Charles, 1946- person
hasMember Buchli, James F., 1945- person
hasMember Chang-Díaz, Franklin R., 1950- person
hasMember Engle, Joe person
hasMember Glenn, John, 1921-2016 person
hasMember Gregory, Frederick person
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hasMember Hartsfield, Henry W. person
hasMember Hauck, Frederick H. person
hasMember Hawley, Steven A., 1951- person
hasMember Helms, Susan person
hasMember Hoffman, Jeffrey A. person
hasMember Husband, Rick person
hasMember Lee, Mark C. person
hasMember Lucid, Shannon, 1943- person
hasMember Meade, Carl J. person
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hasMember Nelson, George (George Driver "Pinky"), 1950- person
hasMember Ochoa, Ellen, 1958- person
hasMember Ochoa, Ellen, 1958- person
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hasMember Sullivan, Kathryn D., 1951- person
hasMember Sullivan, Kathryn D., 1951- person
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hasMember Thornton, Kathryn. person
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hasMember Walker, Charles D., 1948- person
hasMember Walker, David C., 1934- person
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