The Age of Discovery has ended, I weep for the future, alone in the dark.
- Flew 148 million miles (238 million km)
- Completed 39 missions
- Completed 5,830 orbits
- Spent 365 days in orbit in over 27 years.
- Flew more flights than any other Orbiter.
- Launched of the Hubble Space Telescope.
- First Orbiter Shuttle and first mission flight to dock with the International Space Station.
- Longest mission for this Orbiter with 15 days.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
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