Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: NASA Retro Mission Patch Party
We are celebrating the Mars Landing! Mars!! How nice. We are blessed to be in the USA! Join every day for the next 36 days at 2:55 pm CST. . .for another photo of my NASA mission patches, and a brief description of each mission.
Facebook Party – Celebrate Mars Launch in a NASA Retro Mission Patch Party
Maiden flight: Launch date: April 12, 1981 (STS-1)
Launch site: Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39-A
Landing date: April 14, 1981 at Edwards Air Force Base, Runway 23
Members: John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen
Last flight: (STS-107)
Launch date: January 16, 2003
Launch site: Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39-A
Disaster date: February 1, 2003
Members: Rick D. Husband, William C. McCool, Michael P. Anderson, Ilan Ramon, Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown and Laurel Blair Salton Clark
No. of missions: 27 successful, 28 total
Crew members: 160
Miles Traveled: 121,696,993 (28 flights, including STS-107)
Earth Orbits: 4,808 (28 flights, including STS-107)
Time in Space: 300 days, 17:40:22 (28 flights, including STS-107)
The disaster of the STS-107 I remember quite well on an early Saturday afternoon and happened after my visit to NASA in ’97. The event changed the aeronautics program forever. Sadly, persons were trying to profit selling wreckage privately and changed the way eBay posted sales on the site as well. My prayers 🙏 go to all seven crew members and their families. The persons were all proud of their merits and will be remembered forever...
Another NASA Retro Mission Patch Party to follow tomorrow!!
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