Description Of The NASA Space Shuttle Program

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Project Description The NASA Space Shuttle Program (Space Transportation System) was a US government manned launch vehicle program from 1983 to 2011, with the program officially beginning in 1972. The Space Shuttle Orbiter is the only winged space shuttle to orbit and land, and the only reusable orbiter that has ever made multiple flights into orbit, in fact 130 times. The space Shuttle was designed to fulfil two basic roles in manned flight simulations: 1. The first goal of the Space Shuttle program was to provide NASA with an efficient, reusable method of bringing astronauts to and from a geosynchronous space station. The space station was to play a central role in scientific research and development. 2. The second goal of the Space Shuttle program was to reduce costs; feasibility and sustainability were objectives vital to the successful completion of the project (history would prove otherwise). In addition, its objective was to function as a multi-purpose vehicle, with a possibility of satellite attached to it. Roles and Disciplines-Engineering Industry (i) Disciplines of engineering in NASA Space Shuttle Program Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineers are found within the faculty of engineering in the Space department. These engineers create, design, and construct mechanical systems which integrate to together to provide benefits to the overall development of the program. One of the most common roles associated with a mechanical engineer is the design and construction of system modules, including heating and cooling, refrigeration and ventilation systems for a more comfortable environment in the aircraft. . Aeronautical Engineering: Aeronautical engineering is divided into two categories: Aeronauti... ... middle of paper ... ...re new fascinating research questions specific to these industries. The main component of this engineering project, the first manned Space Shuttle orbiter ever to be built, was a terrific achievement that had a tremendous impact on the global level. The technology was reiterated and new components were modified, causing an evolution of the technological features used in the building of the orbiter. These technological impacts are being used today, evolving constantly from the base they were built from. The impacts were also in the environmental level. The use of less expensive equipment, more eco-friendly equipment had everyone thinking about the environment and the effort needed to build upon its sustainability. Inter-generational equity was one of the major talking points that the project brought out, shedding positive light on this very important theme.
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