After 27 years and 39 flights, Discovery's wheels rolled to a stop for the very last time under the warm sun at the Florida spaceport's Shuttle Landing Facility. Discovery was "a perfect vehicle from start to finish on her final flight," the mission's commander Steven Lindsey radioed Mission Control after landing the shuttle smoothly despite windy conditions.
That was a great landing in tough conditions and it was an awesome docked mission that you all had," Mission Control told the crew, adding that the mission's 13 days boosted Discovery to a full year of cumulative time in space.
- Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon;
- Fat Cat?
- With Virgin Galactic's Latest Flight, Has Space Tourism Finally Arrived?.
- X-37B Military Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Latest Mystery Mission.
- NEO-ROMANTIC POETRY Vol.I - Part I. Italian - English/ Inglese - Italiano. (Italian Edition).
- Virgin Galactic.
So, job well done. As the shuttle's six-astronaut crew rightly predicted, the air at the landing site was tinged with a mixture of celebration and sadness. I think when we walk away from her on the runway, there's going to be tears in my eyes. I worked with her at KSC and the chance to fly her has just been a real, real privilege. The next mission for Discovery will never leave Earth.
- Visual Art and Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism: Deconstructing the Oral Eye (Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation).
- Casseroles (Quick And Easy Everyday Dinner Casseroles Book 1).
- The Victories Of Love: To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.?
- Space Station – Off The Earth, For The Earth.
- How To Motivate Children To Learn;
- A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication (Routledge Communication).
Discovery is the first of NASA's space shuttles to be retired, but all three will eventually end up on display in a museum somewhere in the country. An intense competition among 29 different institutions has been under way for the limited number of shuttles. Their flights, though, were relatively brief.
The Last Flight
Alan Shepard, who made the U. Before NASA's Atlas 9 mission, the longest amount of time an American had spent in space had been a whopping 9 hours and 13 minutes -- a record set by Wally Schirra, who made six orbits of Earth for the Mercury program in October of And then Cooper, the seventh member of the " Original Seven ," came along. Gordo, for his part, spent a total of one day, 10 hours, 19 minutes, and 49 seconds in space, making 22 full orbits of the planet before splashing down in the Pacific on May 16, His flight overall took 34 hours.
Over the course of his long voyage, Cooper had a dinner of " powdered roast beef mush " washed down with water. He captured mesmerizing pictures of the Earth below. He became the first American to sleep in space. The story doesn't end there, though: Cooper also ran into some trouble. On his 19th orbit, the solo astronaut encountered a problem with the indicator light on the craft he named himself , Faith 7. On the 20th, he lost his attitude readings. On the 21st, a short-circuit occurred, leaving the tiny craft's automatic stabilization and control systems without electrical power.
Suddenly, the crackling radio connecting Gordo to Earth became even more crucial than it had been before.
John Glenn, aboard a ship in Japan at the time, communicated with Cooper as he swept around the planet, helping the solo space traveler to revise the checklist NASA had prepared for his entry back to Earth. Thank you for taking your time to send in your valued opinion to Science X editors.
You can be assured our editors closely monitor every feedback sent and will take appropriate actions. Your opinions are important to us.
We do not guarantee individual replies due to extremely high volume of correspondence. E-mail the story 1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests Your friend's email Your email I would like to subscribe to Science X Newsletter. Learn more Your name Note Your email address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the email. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.
More Like This
SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks after announcing Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon, Monday, Sept. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission.
The content is provided for information purposes only.
1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests
Desert-dwelling carnivorous dinosaur found in Brazil 13 minutes ago. Relevant PhysicsForums posts How can an asteroid get caught at a Lagrange point without a "brake"? Our Beautiful Universe - Photos and Videos 13 hours ago. Does the gravity sling require rocket guidance to be non-negligible? What process allows us to 'see' lightyears of distance with the natural eye?
Every Flight is a Mission to Planet Earth
The laws of thermodynamics and the Universe 18 hours ago. Where has all the methane gone? Jun 25, Related Stories. Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler Sep 18, Sep 17, Sep 14, SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon: report Jun 04, Mar 12,
Related Last Flight from Earth
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved