Preparing "Return to Flight" mission

Preparing "Return to Flight" mission

S520/0434 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.7MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEOEYE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Preparing "Return to Flight" mission. Satellite image of the space shuttle Discovery at Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, on 8 April 2005. Discovery is just right of centre, surrounded by the access roads for the launch pad. The surrounding wetland area, clouds, and part of the Atlantic Ocean (bottom right) are also seen. This is part of preparations for mission STS-114, "Return to Flight", the first flight of a space shuttle since the space shuttle Columbia broke up on re-entry in February 2003. After Discovery arrived at the launch pad in April 2005, ice was discovered on its external fuel tank. The launch was postponed until July, and has been postponed again since then. Image from the Ikonos satellite.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 08/04/2005, 2005, 21st century, 8 april 2005, abandoned, american, april, centre, discovery, engineering, florida, from space, ikonos, kennedy space center, ksc, launch pad, launch pad 39b, manned spaceflight, mission sts-114, north america, postponed, preparation, preparing, return to flight, safety, satellite, satellite image, shuttle, space, space shuttle, spaceflight, sts 114, technological, technology, united states, us, usa, vehicle

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.