Space Shuttle History

We all love the mission of our outer space. It's too adventures as well as full of thrilling. We don't have any idea that up till now how many space shuttle went in outer space by NASA( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ).

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Columbia OV - 102

She has given her 100% in all mission but we always have to bent when it comes about  our nature. She has completed 27 mission and on 28th mission she crashed. Columbia and crew were lost in a devastating crash, approximately 16 minutes before landing.

Some facts of Columbia OV - 102
  • Name : Columbia (1973) Renamed  Columbia Rediviva (1979)
  • First Flight : STS-1 April 12, 1981 – April 14, 1981
  • Last Flight : STS-107 January 16, 2003 – February 1, 2003
  • Missions : 28
  • Distance Traveled : 201,497,772 km (125,204,911 miles)
Challenger OV - 99

She had also faced the disaster like Columbia. The Shuttle Challenger and crew were lost approximately 73 seconds after liftoff. 

Some facts of Challenger OV - 99
  • Name : Challenger
  • First Flight : STS-6 April 4, 1983 – April 9, 1983
  • Last Flight : STS-51-L January 28, 1986
  • Missions : 10
  • Distance Traveled : 25,803,939 miles
Discovery OV - 103

She Completed 39 mission very well and is now retired from her job.

Some facts of Discovery OV - 103
  • Name : Discovery
  • First Flight : STS-41-D August 30, 1984 – September 5, 1984
  • Last Flight : STS-133 February 24, 2011 – March 9, 2011
  • Missions : 39
  • Distance Traveled : 238,539,663 km  (148,221,675 miles) 
Atlantis OV - 104

She completed 33 mission till now and retired.
Some facts of Atlantis OV - 104
  • Name : RV Atlantis
  • First Flight : STS-51-J 3–7 October 1985
  • Last Flight : STS-135 8-21 July 2011
  • Missions : 33
  • Distance Traveled : 202,673,974 km (125,935,769 miles)
Endeavour OV - 105

She completed 25 missions till now and retired

Some facts of Endeavout OV - 105
  • Name : HMS Endeavour 
  • First Flight : STS-49 May 7, 1992 – May 16, 1992
  • Last Flight : STS-134 May 16, 2011 – June 1, 2011
  • Missions : 25
  • Distance Traveled : 197,761,262 km (122,883,151 miles)
Enterprise OV - 101

Enterprise was a test vehicle and was not intended for spaceflight. It is on display at the Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C.

Some facts of Enterprise OV - 101
  • Name : USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
  • First Flight : Taxi test February 15, 1977
  • Last Flight : Free flight October 26, 1977
  • Missions : 0
  • Distance Traveled : Never flew in space
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