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Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint
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Shuttle Discovery Powerpoint

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  • 1. Shuttle Discovery The History of a Space Legend
  • 2. History of Shuttle Discovery <ul><li>Received its name from the sailing ship RRS Discovery, the last wooden three-masted ship of the British Fleet. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the third orbiter built by NASA and has had countless upgrades since it was first sent to space over 20 years ago. </li></ul>
  • 3. History (continued) <ul><li>Has been on 34 separate missions to space </li></ul><ul><li>Most missions have involved research and assembly of the International Space Station </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most trusted shuttles in the NASA fleet </li></ul>
  • 4. Return to Space <ul><li>On July 4th, 2006, Shuttle Discovery was sent into space as a part of the Return to Flight mission after the Columbia disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be the shuttles second Return to Space mission, the first following the Challenger disaster. </li></ul>
  • 5. Crew <ul><li>Eileen Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Kelly </li></ul><ul><li>Soichi Noguchi </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy Lawrence </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Camarda </li></ul>
  • 6. Mission <ul><li>There were many objectives for this flight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring Expedition 7 members to International Space Station (ISS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring Expedition 6 members back to earth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring supplies to the ISS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice new safety measures </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Problems <ul><li>When taking of and throughout the flight, some problems occurred </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 seconds after take-off, a bird struck the shuttle causing minor damage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pieces of the heat shield began to fall off that would be required to make a safe return to the atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pieces of protective foam began to fall off, similar to what happened during the Columbia disaster </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Return to Earth <ul><li>After its launch on July 4 th , 2006, it returned to earth July 17 th , 2006, at 3:36 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>The mission was successful and every member of the crew returned home safely </li></ul>
  • 9. Most Memorable Flights <ul><li>Return to Space flights after Challenger and Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>First launch at night </li></ul><ul><li>First launch on Independence Day </li></ul><ul><li>Most amount of flights out of all shuttles in the NASA fleet </li></ul>
  • 10. Numbers <ul><li>As of November, Discovery has the following flight stats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery has flown 34 flights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spent 296.84 days in space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed 3,808 orbits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flown 98,710,673 statute miles (158,859,429 km) in total </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. The End

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