Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-56

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 Rocket

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Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket as part of the STS-56 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Apr 8th, 1993, 1:29 AM EDT from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-56

STS-56 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform special experiments. The mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 8 April 1993.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103

Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA's Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.

United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Crew

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Mission Specialist - American

Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery.

Michael Foale

Michael Foale

Mission Specialist - American

Colin Michael Foale CBE is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and until 17 April 2008, he held the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes. He still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a UK citizen.

Stephen S. Oswald

Stephen S. Oswald

Pilot - American

Stephen Scot Oswald is a former NASA astronaut.

Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth D. Cameron

Commander - American

Kenneth Donald is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut.

Kenneth Cockrell

Kenneth Cockrell

Mission Specialist - American

Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

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