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    Development of the Space Shuttle

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    The development of the Space shuttle has allowed many opportunities to explore the universe. There is so much about the other planets and space that we do not know about. Space shuttles allow people to travel into space and allow things to be sent into space. There has been six space shuttles: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor. Currently they are all on display at various museums and centers throughout the United States with the exception of the two, Challenger and

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    The Space Shuttle

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    The Space Shuttle The shuttle, a manned, multipurpose, orbital-launch space plane, was designed to carry payloads of up to about 30,000 kg (65,000 lb) and up to seven crew members and passengers. The upper part of the spacecraft, the orbiter stage, had a theoretical lifetime of perhaps 100 missions, and the winged orbiter could make unpowered landings on returning to earth. Because of the shuttle's designed flexibility and its planned use for satellite deployment and the rescue and repair of previously

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    I my visit to endeavor space shuttle was technical and it has loaded my mind with tons of experience which I have never experienced it before. I have visited this space arena near the Pasadena along with friends and it has taught me a new phase of my life which I have never dealt with. It has memorized the new equations which I have never understood in physics. The main concept of this visit was to recall all the equations which I have read in the class and relate those equations with the practical

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    both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations.” These words by Buzz Aldrin are in my opinion why we should never give up on what we are trying to achieve. That is because once you put your mind on achieving one goal, you must achieve it and make this goal exceed you expectations. What is a space shuttle? The Space Shuttle is a reusable launch and reentry American spacecraft operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    When in orbit the shuttle is positioned so that it is moving nose-first and the top of the shuttle is pointing towards the earth. The shuttle is positioned "bottom up" so that the black bottom will radiate the heat from the sun more effeciently. Step one for the shuttle is to turn around so that it is moving stern-first and then it fires it's engines in order to slow the shuttle so that it will drop out of orbit. Next the shuttle flips over so that it is right-side-up when it enters the atmosphere

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    Space Shuttle Challenger

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    1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in midair as the nation watched in disbelief and sadness. The cause of the Challenger accident was determined to be a system design failure on one of the shuttle’s solid rocket boosters. Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) are a pair of large solid strap-on rockets that were utilized by NASA during the first two minutes of the Challenger’s Space Shuttle launch. The pair of SRBs was applied to provide an extra liftoff boost for the Space Shuttle during takeoff

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    Space exploration has changed and developed since the first man was sent into space. Advanced rockets, new computer technology, and remote controlled robots are only a few of the things that made space travel possible. Even though this technology was efficient, it was not cheap. When a rocket was sent into space, only the capsule holding the astronauts returned to space. This expensive way of space travel was forever changed with the creation of the space shuttle. The Columbia space shuttle was important

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    Greatest Achievement In the 1960’s Humans did something incredible, we took a man into space, and we walked on the moon, and brought him back alive. Unfortunately in 2011 NASA had to close its doors on the Space Shuttle Program due to the lack of interest from the people, overly expensive maintenance costs, and the age of the fleet. This does not mean we cannot forget about NASA completely due to the loss of the shuttle program, they still have accomplished more than most companies could ever dream of

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    The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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    1.0 Introduction Seventy three seconds into its 10th flight, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean, killing the seven crew members on board [1]. The Challenger was the second space shuttle constructed by NASA and had completed nine successful missions prior to the disaster. Following the accident, the shuttle program was suspended for 32 months as President Ronald Regan appointed a Commission, chaired by William P. Rogers and known as the Rogers

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    On January 28, 1968 the space shuttle Challenger was deployed from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One minute and thirteen seconds after liftoff the spaceship ignited in mid air and all seven crew members were killed. The cause of the destruction of the challenger was a certain part of rubber that relieves pressure on the side of the actual rocket booster called an O-ring. When a space shuttle as used as the Challenger is about to be used for another mission there should be an even more careful

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