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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mar 5, 2006 ... The Space Shuttle is the world's first reusable spacecraft, and the first spacecraft
... Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour -- is designed to fly at least 100 missions. ...
to 643 kilometers (115 statute miles to 400 statute miles) high.
Jul 16, 2009 ... The three Space Shuttle Main Engines, in conjunction with the Solid ... in the
main engine combustion chamber can reach as high as 6,000 ...
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-
Since 1981, NASA space shuttles have been rocketing from the Florida coast into
Earth orbit. The five orbiters — Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and ...
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 ...