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Space Shuttle Discovery

Shuttle Orbiter Discovery (NASA Designation: OV-103)

First flown on the 30th August 1984, Discovery is the third operational shuttle (excluding test shuttle 'Enterprise'). The orbiter is still operational today, and has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions.

The craft takes its name from a ship used by explorer James Cook.

Flights

 Date                Designation
 1984 August 30      STS-41-D[?]
 1984 November 8     STS-51-A[?]
 1985 January 24     STS-51-C[?]
 1985 April 12       STS-51-D[?]
 1985 June 17        STS-51-G[?]
 1985 August 27      STS-51-I[?]
 1985 September 29   STS-26[?]
 1988 March 13       STS-29[?]
 1989 November 22    STS-33[?]
 1990 April 24       STS-31 - launch of Hubble space telescope
 1990 October 6      STS-41[?]
 1991 April 28       STS-39[?]
 1991 September 12   STS-48[?]
 1992 January 22     STS-42[?]
 1992 December 2     STS-53[?]
 1993 April 8        STS-56[?]
 1993 September 12   STS-51[?]
 1994 February 3     STS-60[?]
 1994 September 9    STS-64[?]
 1995 February 3     STS-63[?]
 1995 July 13        STS-70[?]
 1997 February 11    STS-82[?] - servicing HST
 1997 August 7       STS-85[?]
 1998 June 2         STS-91[?]
 1998 October 29     STS-95[?]
 1999 May 27         STS-96[?]
 1999 December 19    STS-103[?] - servicing HST
 2000 October 11     STS-92[?]
 2001 March 8        STS-102[?]
 2001 August 10      STS-105[?]

   30 total flights


Rollover of the orbiter Discovery, 1998 (NASA)

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