Photo, Print, Drawing Port Isometric - Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery (OV-103), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX Drawings from Survey HAER TX-116-A

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About this Item

Title
Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery (OV-103), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Owner
Smithsonian Institution, Owner
Groman, Jennifer, Historic Preservation Officer
Severance, Barbara
Allen, Ralph, Historic Preservation Officer
Smart GeoMetrics, contractor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  national space program
-  man in space
-  space flight
-  Shuttle Program
-  space shuttles
-  Texas -- Harris County -- Houston
Latitude / Longitude
29.552348,-95.093708
Notes
-  Significance: Discovery, NASA's third Orbiter to join the fleet, was named after one of the two ships that were used by British explorer James Cook in the 1770s. It was the first Orbiter built solely for operations and not for testing and benefited from the knowledge gained from the construction, assembly and testing of the Orbiters Enterprise, Columbia and Challenger. When it was completed, Discovery was almost 7,000 pounds lighter than Columbia. Discovery arrived at the Kennedy Center in Florida on November 9, 1983. After checkout, testing and processing, it was launched on August 30, 1984, for its first mission, 41-D, to deploy three communications satellites. Since its inaugural flight Discovery has completed 39 missions, more flights than any other orbiter in NASA'a fleet, carried 252 crew members, spent 365 days in space and traveled over 148,000,000 miles.
-  Survey number: HAER TX-116-A
-  Building/structure dates: 1983 Initial Construction
Medium
Photo(s): 121
Measured Drawing(s): 14
Photo Caption Page(s): 28
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER TX-116-A
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
tx1107
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Online Format
image
pdf

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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Owner National Aeronautics And Space Administration, Owner Smithsonian Institution, Jennifer Groman, Barbara Severance, Ralph Allen, and Contractor Smart Geometrics. Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery OV-103, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Harris County Houston Texas, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/tx1107/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., National Aeronautics And Space Administration, O., Smithsonian Institution, O., Groman, J., Severance, B., Allen, R. & Smart Geometrics, C. (1968) Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery OV-103, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Harris County Houston Texas, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tx1107/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Space Transportation System, Orbiter Discovery OV-103, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tx1107/>.

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