This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Preparing "Return to Flight" mission

Preparing "Return to Flight" mission

S520/0434

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

GEOEYE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}