Where is the space shuttle Discovery right now?

Discovery is now in its new permanent home, the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

When did NASA transfer Discovery to the Smithsonian?

April 19, 2012
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the Smithsonian received from NASA the space shuttle Discovery, which will take the place of the Space shuttle Enterprise at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F.

Where did the space shuttle Discovery land?

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
– Space shuttle Discovery and its six-astronaut crew ended a 13-day journey of more than five million miles and concluded the spacecraft’s illustrious 27-year career with an 11:57 a.m. EST landing Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Which museum has the space shuttle?

the National Air and Space Museum
Space Shuttle Discovery is on display at the National Air and Space Museum, which is a part of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

What space shuttle is at Kennedy Space Center?

NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis
NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis | Kennedy Space Center.

Which NASA shuttles blew up?

After the disaster, Space Shuttle flight operations were suspended for more than two years, as they had been after the Challenger disaster….Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

STS-107 flight insignia
Date February 1, 2003
Location Over Texas and Louisiana
Cause Wing damage from debris during launch

How many times did Space Shuttle Discovery Launch?

The longest-serving orbiter, Discovery flew 39 times from 1984 through 2011 — more missions than any of its sister ships — spending altogether 365 days in space. Discovery also flew every type of mission during the space shuttle era and has a record of distinctions.

Why are space shuttles not used anymore?

While reentering Earth’s atmosphere, Columbia broke apart, killing the entire crew. All of these factors — high costs, slow turnaround, few customers, and a vehicle (and agency) that had major safety problems — combined to make the Bush administration realize it was time for the Space Shuttle Program to retire.

How many space shuttles have been lost?

The space shuttle program was retired in July 2011 after 135 missions, including the catastrophic failures of Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003 that killed a total of 14 astronauts.