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Spaceflight Topic

Exo;SS;PH;SC; HIST; Med

Timeline[]

  • Feb 18 1977 - Enterprise - first flight - attached to Shuttle Carrier Aircraft throughout flight
  • Aug 12 1977 - Enterprise - First free flight
  • Oct 12 1977 - Enterprise - First flight with no tailcone
  • Oct 26 1977 - Enterprise - Last Enterprise flight
  • Apr 12 1981 - STS-1 Columbia - First Columbia Flight
  • Apr 4 1983 - [[STS-6] Challenger - First Challenger Flight
  • Aug 30 1983 - STS-41-D - Discovery - First Discovery Flight
  • Oct 3 1985 - STS-51-J - Atlantis - First Atlantis Flight
  • Jan 23 1986 - Challenger - Challenger Disaster
  • Sep 29 1988 - STS-26 - Discovery - First post-challenger mission
  • May 7 1992 - STS-49 - Endeavour - First Endeavour flight
  • Nov 19 1996 - STS-80 - Columbia - Largest Shuttle mission to date
  • Oct 11 2000 - STS-92 - Discovery - 100th Space Shuttle Mission
  • Feb 1 2003 - Columbia - Columbia Disaster
  • Jul 25 2005 - STS-114 -Discovery - First post-Columbia mission

Shuttles[]

  • Shuttle Enterprise
  • Shuttle Columbia
  • Shuttle Challenger
  • Shuttle Discovery
  • Shuttle Atlantis
  • Shuttle Endeavour

Reusable Payloads[]

Destinations[]

Space Probes Launched[]

  • Magellan
  • Galileo
  • Ullyses

Orbital Observatories[]

  • Hubbel Space Telescope
  • Gamma Ray Observatory
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
  • Spitzer Space Telescope - was going to be on Challenger, but then launched by rocket instead

Earth Satellites Launched[]

Commercial Satellites[]

  • STS-5 - 2 HS-376 series communications satelites
  • STS-6 - Tracking and Data Relay Satelite
  • STS-7 - Anik C-2 for Teleset of Canada and Palapa B-1 for indonesia
  • STS-7 - Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS-I)

Support Vehicles[]

  • 747 Carrier Aircraft - used to transport the shuttle in the air

Support Facilities[]

  • Kennedy Space Center in Florida - Launch Pad
    • Launch Pad 39-A
  • Edwards Air Force Base in California - landing strip
  • White Sands Space Harbor in Las Cruces, New Mexico - Only landed here once

Missions[]

  • Launch Comsats
  • Other Satelite Launches
  • Launch Space Probes
  • Rotate Crew on Space Station
  • Assemble Space Station
  • Resupply Space Station
  • Service Hubble Telescope
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