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Space Shuttle - Wikipedia

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The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the .... As a result, the orbiter had a relatively high sink rate at low altitudes, and it transitioned dur...

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

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Apr 18, 2012 ... Criticizing the Space Shuttle is like punching America in the face. ... So how much does it cost to launch? ... It never went very high. ... Each Shuttle was supposed to fly fifty missions per year…yet it averaged approximately four ...

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 Atlantis, launching July 8. ... Columbia, the first space shuttle to fly, weighed the most because NASA was ... 20 Disgusting Things Every Woman Does in Secret.

Space Shuttle and International Space Station | NASA

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Jul 30, 2015 ... Q. How much does it cost to launch a Space Shuttle? Q. Did any Shuttle ... Q. How many launches did Space Shuttle Columbia fly? Q. How are ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...