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Space Shuttle - Wikipedia
9 Sep 2020 at 9:34pm
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program.Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft where it was the only item funded for development.

Space Shuttle | NASA
13 Sep 2020 at 2:17am
NASA's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12, 1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions.

space shuttle | Names, Definition, Facts, & History ...
15 Sep 2020 at 12:06am
Space shuttle, partially reusable rocket-launched vehicle designed to go into orbit around Earth, to transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft, and to glide to a runway landing on its return to Earth?s surface. It was developed by NASA and made 135 spaceflights between 1981 and 2011.

Space Shuttle program - Wikipedia
14 Sep 2020 at 1:57pm
The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for ...

NASA's Space Shuttles: Where Are They Now? | Space
13 Sep 2020 at 8:08am
The shuttles on public display include NASA's three space-flown orbiters ? Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour ? as well as the prototype shuttle Enterprise, which never flew in space but was ...

They Said It Wasn't Possible to Escape the Space Shuttle ...
14 Sep 2020 at 12:35am
The space shuttle was considered reliable enough that having a bailout option was not considered a priority. The only way for the crew to survive an emergency early in their ascent (and even then, only in some circumstances) was to turn the spaceplane around and fly back to Florida?the so-called ?return-to-launch-site? abort.

Retired Space Shuttle Locations | NASA
14 Sep 2020 at 9:11am
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Live Space Station Tracking Map | Spot The Station | NASA
15 Sep 2020 at 11:18am
Live Space Station Tracking Map. The tracker (top map) shows where the Space Station is right now and its path 90 minutes ago (-1.5 hr) and 90 minutes ahead (+1.5 hr). The dark overlay indicates where it is nighttime in the world. The map of Earth below the tracker shows where the Space Station is flying directly above.

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