Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

STS-121

Launch Time
Tue Jul 04, 2006 18:37 UTC

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery
NASA
Status: Retired
Price: $450.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 30,250 kN
Payload to LEO: 27,500 kg
Payload to GTO: 3,810 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 56.1 m

Vehicles

OV-103

Flight #32
Kennedy SLF Runway 15

Mission Details

STS-121

During the STS-121 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery continued to test new equipment and procedures for the inspection and repair of the thermal protection system that is designed to increase the safety of the Space Shuttles. It also delivered more supplies and cargo for future ISS expansion.
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

Space Shuttle

115th mission
113th successful mission
2nd consecutive successful mission