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Home The STS-26 Discovery crew arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in 1988 for the Return to Flight mission following the 1986 Challenger disaster. After it was retired in 2011, the T-38 jet with the tail number of 912 provided NASA’s X-59 QueSST with parts of its landing gear. (NASA) The STS-26 Discovery crew arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in 1988 for the Return to Flight mission following the 1986 Challenger disaster. After it was retired in 2011, the T-38 jet with the tail number of 912 provided NASA’s X-59 QueSST with parts of its landing gear. (NASA)

The STS-26 Discovery crew arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in 1988 for the Return to Flight mission following the 1986 Challenger disaster. After it was retired in 2011, the T-38 jet with the tail number of 912 provided NASA’s X-59 QueSST with parts of its landing gear. (NASA)

The STS-26 Discovery crew arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in 1988 for the Return to Flight mission following the 1986 Challenger disaster. After it was retired in 2011, the T-38 jet with the tail number of 912 provided NASA’s X-59 QueSST with parts of its landing gear. (NASA)

The STS-26 Discovery crew arrive at the Kennedy Space Center in 1988 for the Return to Flight mission following the 1986 Challenger disaster. After it was retired in 2011, the T-38 jet with the tail number of 912 provided NASA’s X-59 QueSST with parts of its landing gear. (NASA)

An aerial view of Davis-Mothan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona shows “The Boneyard” where thousands of aircraft are stored or have retired to. Several parts of NASA’s X-59 QueSST airplane came from donor aircraft here. (U.S. Navy)