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International Space Station

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The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low ... After the US Space Shuttle programme ended in 2011, Soyuz rockets became the only provider o...

5 Horrifying Facts You Didn't Know About the Space Shuttle - Forbes

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Apr 18, 2012 ... But many of my friends and I are celebrating yesterday's piggy-backed final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian National Air ...

Space Shuttle and International Space Station | NASA

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Why did the space shuttle never travel to the moon? - Quora

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The space shuttle was simply not designed to ever go further than 960 km away from earth ... So you could only fly around the moon and come back (which is a little bit boring) ... Does the Orion Space Shuttle mean anything to you? ... The Space Shuttle wings weren't designed to structurally resist an high-velocity re- entry.

launch - Does the space shuttle fly straight "up" when leaving Earth ...

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Mar 24, 2014 ... I was watching space shuttle launch recently, and at 2:53 you can see the space shuttle from an angle, even though it's high above the earth ...

Why does space shuttle fly up with its belly upward and its back ...

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Space Shuttle and Earth image by NASA Not only does the Space Shuttle fly with the windows pointed towards the Earth (upside down)... but it flies backwards ...

How do space rockets work? - Explain that Stuff

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Aug 7, 2016 ... The lowest satellites (known as low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites) fly at heights ... Photo: Test firing the Space Shuttle's main engine. ... That's why fast-moving things—jet airplanes, high-speed trains, space rockets... and even ... fuel (such as liquid hydrogen) and liquid oxygen (which does the same job as th...

Space Shuttle

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The idea of a reusable "space shuttle" that could launch like a rocket but deliver ... main engines, external fuel tank, solid rocket boosters), the shuttle was ready to fly. ... The fuel is partially burned in a pre-chamber to produce high pressure, hot gases ... to keep acceleration below 3g's so that the shuttle does no...

space shuttle Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...

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Because of the high cost of space flight, however, each nation eventually ended up ..... high-school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was flying on the shuttle as part of ... The shuttle does not carry spare tiles or means to attach them, nor does it ...

Why Does the Space Shuttle Need Clear Weather to Launch?

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Nov 4, 2010 ... Launching a space shuttle takes a feat of science and engineering, but even ... for the shuttle because it flies higher in the atmosphere where the more ... The shuttle will not launch if there is precipitation, low clouds or high ...

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How high does a space shuttle fly? | Reference.com

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The U.S. Space Shuttles flew at a variety of altitudes depending on their individual missions, mostly between 190 to 330 nautical miles above the Earth.

8 Surprising Space Shuttle Facts - Space.com

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Jun 30, 2011 ... NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire after one final mission on ... Columbia, the first space shuttle to fly, weighed the most because NASA was ...

If the fastest space shuttle speed is 17500 mph, How does it catch ...

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The Shuttle is never "out" of the Earth's gravitational pull. It is, in fact, impossible to go anywhere .... In short, by flying through a large object's gravitational field, without hitting it, you can accelerate like a slingshot, along with changing your ...