Space Shuttle Discovery Tribute Photo
Item #: PHOTO-DISCOVERY-TRIBUTE
Space Shuttle Discovery Tribute Photo This is an 8 x 10 Tribute Photo of Space Shuttle Discovery. Space shuttle Discovery's orbiter tribute, or OV-103, which hangs in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the retired orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA, the space agency of the United States,and was operational from its maiden flight, STS-41-D on August 30, 1984, until its final landing during STS-133 on March 9, 2011. Prior to its retirement, Discovery was NASA's Orbiter Fleet leader, having flown 39 successful missions in over 27 years of service. In 1984, Discovery became the third operational orbiter following Columbia and Challenger,and made its final touchdown at Kennedy Space Center on March 9, 2011 at 10:57:17 CST,having spent a cumulative total of one full year (365 days) in space. Discovery has performed both research and International Space Station assembly missions. Discovery also flew the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. Discovery was the first operational shuttle to be retired, followed by Endeavour and Atlantis. Five orbiter tributes are on display in the firing room, representing Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Endeavour and Discovery.