The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system
operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), ...
Jul 30, 2015 ... NASA's space shuttle fleet began setting records with its first launch on April 12,
1981 and continued to set high marks of achievement and ...
In its nearly 30-year history, the space shuttle program has seen exhilarating
highs and devastating lows. The fleet has taken astronauts on dozens of
The idea of a reusable "space shuttle" that could launch like a rocket but deliver
and land like an airplane was appealing and would be a great technical ...
Jul 21, 2011 ... NASA's 30-year Space Transportation System (STS) program came to an end on
21st July 2011. The Space Shuttle fleet delivered the Hubble ...
The Space Shuttle Orbiter became a Boeing program in 1996, when the
company purchased Rockwell International's aerospace and defense assets.
Space shuttle, partially reusable rocket-launched vehicle designed to go into
orbit around Earth, to transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft,
See photos of U.S. space shuttles in this photo gallery from National Geographic.
Mar 28, 2012 ... Starting next month, NASA will begin delivering its four Space Shuttle orbiters to
their final destinations. After an extensive decommissioning ...
NASA has operated six space shuttles, beginning with the prototype orbiter,
which was flown in Earth's atmosphere during landing and flight tests. Two of the