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NASA STS-39 Discovery Embroidered Space Shuttle Mission Patch
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4" Embroidered Mission Patch

Launch Information Launch originally scheduled for March 9, but during processing work at Pad A, significant cracks found on all four lug hinges on the two external tank umbilical door drive mechanisms. NASA managers opted to roll back the vehicle to the VAB on March 7, and then to OPF for repair. Hinges replaced with units taken from orbiter Columbia, and reinforced.

Discovery returned to pad on April 1, and launch re-set for April 23. Mission again postponed when, during prelaunch external tank loading, a transducer on high-pressure oxidizer turbopump for main engine number three showed readings out of specification. Transducer and its cable harness were replaced and tested. Launch was rescheduled for April 28. Landing Information Runway 15, Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Rollout distance: 9,235 feet. Rollout time: 56 seconds. Mission duration: eight days, seven hours, 22 minutes, 23 seconds. Landing diverted to KSC because of unacceptably high winds at planned landing site, Edwards. Landed revolution 134.  

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