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OV-103 Discovery
Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA

Space Shuttle Discovery

• Serial Number:OV-103
• Nickname:Discovery
• First Launch Date:8-30-1984
• Status:Retired
Space shuttle OV-103 Discovery. Shown here on the launch of shuttle flight STS-121 from pad 39-B at the Kennedy Space Center. Discovery has since been retired and placed on display at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the National Air & Space Museum annex complex near Dullas International Airport west of Washington, DC, where she replaced the shuttle Enterprise, which was moved to New York City.

STS-121 was a long awaited return to flight following the shuttle fleet being grounded due to foam loss issues. The flight was scheduled for July 1, 2006, but was scrubbed twice due to weather. Discovery finally flew at 2:38 PM EDT on July 4, 2006. This view is from Titusville, about 11 miles from the launch pad. That is about the closest post-9/11 view anyone can get without asking a Senator or Congressman for a causeway pass.

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