United States History Home Chronological ErasChronological Eras Early America Information Tables Maps History Quizzes Glossary Blog Space Shuttle Program Conceived as a means to reduce the cost of space flights, NASAs Shuttle Program originally was supposed to produce completely reusable vehicles, which would make lau
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Follow Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest RSS App Store See our Newsletters > The History of the Space Shuttle Alan Taylor Jul 1, 2011 61 Photos In Focus From its first launch 30 years ago to its final mission scheduled for next Friday, NASAs Space Shuttle program has seen moments of dizzying inspiration an
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The Shuttle Welcome Timeline Shuttle System Orbiter Facts Rollout Launch Crew Documentary Comments Since 1981, NASA space shuttles have been rocketing from the Florida coast into Earth orbit. The five orbiters — Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour — have flown more than 130 times, carry
The Space Shuttle program, officially called the Space Transportation System (STS), was the United States governments manned launch vehicle program from to administered by NASA and officially beginning in The Space Shuttle of an orbiter launched with two reusable solid rocket boosters and a disposable external fuel tan