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Florida Homes Cool Project Kit Lesson One: Space Shuttle Discovery
Dated: April 20 2020
The space shuttle Discovery was the third orbiter from NASA's space shuttle program. It's first mission was August 30, 1984 and it's last was February 24, 2011. In it's nearly 27 years of service, it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft. During that time, it spent nearly one year in space. The Discovery is well known for it's mission to carry the Hubble Telescope into space. Discovery has earned a place of honor in the collection of national treasures preserved by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Champion of the shuttle fleet: Discovery is the longest- serving orbiter with 39 Earth-orbital missions, a total of 365 days in space and almost 240 million kilometers (149 million miles) travelled. It shuttled 184 people into space and back with many of them travelling more than once.
Always the first: Discovery took to space a first non-astronaut, Charles Walker, who flew as a payload specialist (1984). The orbiter was flown by the first African American commander, Frederick Gregory (1989) and piloted by the first female spacecraft pilot, Eileen Collins (2000).
The space shuttle is the centerpiece of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia -- Also known as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
The Discovery was permanently moved to the museum on April 19th, 2012 after a month-long decontamination process.
Did you know?
Discovery missions: 8 communications satellite delivery flights, 4 Department of Defense flights, 9 flights with science labs, instruments, probes as primary payloads, 3 Hubble Space Telescope flights, 2 flights to the Russian space station Mir, 13 flights to the International Space Station.
My name is Joseph Jordan, and as a REALTOR® in Titusville, Florida, a naval aviation veteran, and Embry-Riddle alumni, I have a special love for everything aviation and NASA. As a father, I also have an appreciation for what you are having to sacrifice in order to homeschool your children during this unprecedented time. I'm giving away my new Florida Homes Cool Project Kits! Like, comment and share this first project on your social media with the hash tags #FloridaHomesCool! As they come in, I will randomly select a name and announce the recipients on our social media pages! No purchase necessary! This kit is available for purchase if you don’t want to wait. For an extra chance to win add yourself to my list (CLICK HERE).
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