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Space Shuttle Discovery- SERIOUS mileage!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by S4 Muzza, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. S4 Muzza

    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

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    I was watching some of the live coverage of space shuttle Discovery's final trip to Washington earlier, and was astonished to hear it had covered a grand total of 148 million miles!!! Its been on 39 missions, spent a total of 1 year in space and has orbited the earth almost 6000 times. What an amazing piece of kit. It'll be sad to them all decommissioned, but a well deserved retirement if you ask me!
     
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  3. markos72

    markos72 Active Member

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    Just been reading about it on the beeb site.I can remember watching the first ever launch in 1981 in Primary school.We were all gathered round the tv to see it.
     
  4. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !!
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    For sale, one careful owner, higher than average miles for year :laugh:
     
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    I remember the space shuttle on top of a jumbo jet low flying over my school in manchester when i was a kid, Unbelievable it was the full playground went black.
     

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