How many Space Shuttles were commissioned by NASA?
6 Space Shuttles were built (although only 5 of them spaceworthy): Challenger, Enterprise, Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis & Endeavour. 4 of them are still around, in various museums.
|name||OV designation||first mission||last mission||fate|
|Challenger||(OV-099)||4 April 1983 (STS-6)||28 Jan 1986 (STS-51-L)||Disintegrated after launch, killing all seven astronauts on board.|
|Enterprise||(OV-101)||n/a||n/a||On display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.|
|Columbia||(OV-102)||12 April 1981 (STS-1)||16 Jan 2003 (STS-107)||Destroyed during reentry, killing all seven astronauts on board.|
|Discovery||(OV-103)||30 Augustus 1984 (STS-41-D)||24 February 2011 (STS-133)||On display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.|
|Atlantis||(OV‑104)||3 October 1985 (STS-51-J)||8 July 2011 (STS-135)||On display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.|
|Endeavour||(OV-105)||7 May 1992 (STS-49)||16 May 2011 (STS-134)||On display at the California Science Center|
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