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.

-Albert Einstein

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