ATK/NASA Space Shuttle ‘Return To Flight’ Commemorative Pin
NASA 'Return to Flight' Mission Collectable Pin| Authorized by ATK Aerospace Systems & NASA | 2012 |
This amazingly cool and never before available piece of space history is now available only to our SPACE.com fans! This collectable piece was created to commemorate the NASA 'Return to Flight' Mission, commemorating the space shuttles return to space and the space station after over a 2 year wait. This piece is stamped with the authentic NASA 'Return to Flight' program emblem, as well as the official mission slogan 'Smarter, Stronger, Safer'. These are gauranteed to become an even rarer collectable as time goes on, as they define and commemorate a memorable and turbulent time in NASA history, as the space shuttle program came to a close, and the future of the space program was about to be dramatically changed.
Due to a special relationship between ATK Aerospace, the developers and manufacturers of the NASA Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters for over 40 years, and SPACE.com, we have secured a limited number of these never before available, and very rare collectable pieces.
We are offering them initially only to our most valued SPACE.com fans and customers, for a special price, and for a limited time. These will never be available again, and there are only a limited number. Available only while quantities last, and ONLY ON SPACE.COM STORE.
Get this rare and very cool piece of history before its gone!
-WHAT: ATK/NASA Space Shuttle ‘Return To Flight’ Commemorative Pin
-WHO: ATK Aerospace Systems, NASA
-WHERE: Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex
-WHEN: July 26, 2005
-VALUE (est.): Unknown
-CURRENT PRICE: $29.99
STS-114 Return to Flight - Discovery's Test Mission a Success
From NASA Article on 'Return to Flight' Mission
Space Shuttle Discovery launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center July 26, 2005, ending a two-and-a-half year wait for the historic return to flight mission. STS-114 included breathtaking in-orbit maneuvers, tests of new equipment and procedures, and a first-of-its-kind spacewalking repair.
The flight provided unprecedented information on the condition of an orbiter in space. Noguchi and Robinson did three successful spacewalks at the International Space Station and Discovery transported tons of equipment and supplies to and from the Station.
Discovery touched down Aug. 9 at Edwards Air Force Base in California, capping a 5.8 million mile journey and successful reentry. The orbiter returned Aug. 21 to Kennedy Space Center atop a modified Boeing 747 called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Discovery was also chosen to to fly the follow-up return to flight mission, STS-121.
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