Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103
STS-116

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket as part of the STS-116 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sat, Dec 9th, 2006, 8:47 PM 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-116

STS-116 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery. Discovery lifted off on 9 December 2006 at 20:47:35 EST. A previous launch attempt on 7 December had been canceled due to cloud cover. It was the first night launch of a space shuttle since STS-113 in November 2002. The mission is also referred to as ISS-12A.1 by the ISS program. The main goals of the mission were delivery and attachment of the International Space Station's P5 truss segment, a major rewiring of the station's power system, and exchange of ISS Expedition 14 personnel.

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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