Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) Photographs [Little]
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0008
Creators:
Little, John
Dates:
2012, 2014
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.02 Cubic feet
1 oversized folder
17.02 Megabytes
4 digital image files
Repository:
This collection consists of five images taken by John Little of Space Shuttle
Discovery
(OV-103) mounted atop the Boeing Model 747-100 NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) (NASA 905) in flight over Washington, D. C. prior to delivery to the Smithsonian. The collection also contains one additional digital photograph taken by John Little in 2014 which shows an Air France Airbus A380 in low flight over Dulles International Airport.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of five images taken by John Little of Space Shuttle
Discovery
(OV-103) mounted atop the Boeing Model 747-100 NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) (NASA 905) in flight over Washington, D. C. prior to delivery to the Smithsonian. The Northrop T-38 Talon chase plane can also be seen in some of the images. There are three digital photographs and two color prints (measuring 12 by 8 inches and 14 by 11 inches). The collection also contains one additional digital photograph taken by John Little in 2014 which shows an Air France Airbus A380 in low flight over Dulles International Airport.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Space Shuttle
Discovery
(OV-103) was the third Space Shuttle orbiter vehicle to fly in space. It entered service in 1984 and retired from spaceflight as the oldest and most accomplished orbiter, the champion of the shuttle fleet.
Discovery
flew on 39 Earth-orbital missions, spent a total of 365 days in space, and traveled almost 240 million kilometers (150 million miles)--more than the other orbiters. It shuttled 184 men and women into space and back, many of whom flew more than once, for a record-setting total crew count of 251. NASA transferred
Discovery
to the Smithsonian in April 2012 after a delivery flight over the nation's capital. John Little, an amateur photographer, took several images of
Discovery
during the delivery flight.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John Little, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0008.
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Space Shuttle
Discovery
(OV-103) Photographs [Little], NASM.2019.0008, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space flight Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space Shuttles, Discovery (OV-103) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airplanes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives