Nov 7, 2010
"Discovery" space shuttle in NASA history, carried out 39 missions, the following is the photos of "Discovery" space shuttle of the whole process of birth.
February 26, 1982, Rockwell engineers checked the "Discovery" space shuttle’s cockpit section.
This photo is the rear fuselage of "Discovery", was taken in March 9, 1982.
"Discovery" space shuttle has a 60-foot payload capsule, and middle fuselage of the payload capsule is made up of the Arch and the aluminum sheeting. The photos were taken in March 24, 1982.
This photo shows rear fuselage which contains the main engine and the OMS. Photo was taken in April 6, 1982.
May 5, 1982, engineers were installing the left wing to the mid-fuselage.
August 4, 1982, "Discovery" space shuttle’s front lower fuselage, wings and the middle fuselage installed.
"Discovery" space shuttle flight deck installed. Photo was taken in September 10, 1982.
Black thermal baffle tiles of super high temperature designed by Engineers
Engineers in the Boeing workshop on "Discovery" space shuttle flight system installation, photo taken in April 19, 1983.
September 1995 to June 1996, the photos of "Discovery" space shuttle maintenance and equipment upgrades.
August 30, 1984, the first launch of "Discovery", three satellites were sent into space and in testing of new solar panel technology.