Shuttle Rollout STS-114
STS-114 was the first "return to flight" Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. The Space Shuttle Discovery launched at 10:39 a.m. EDT, July 26, 2005. The launch, approx. 29 months after the loss of Columbia. The STS-114 mission delivered supplies to the International Space Station. However, the major focus of the mission was testing and evaluating new Space Shuttle flight safety techniques, which included new inspection and repair techniques.
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