Definitions for space shuttle
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a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere
a reusable vehicle that can carry people or objects into orbit around the earth and return to be used again for subsequent trips; -- distinguished from rockets that are used only once. The present (1997) American space shuttle is a manned vehicle, having an external fuel tank that is expendable and not re-used.
A space transportation system developed by NASA consisting of a reusable winged orbiter, a set of recoverable booster rockets and a fuel tank.
The reusable winged orbiter itself.
Any vehicle capable of travelling repeatedly between the Earth's surface and outer space carrying people or cargo.
Any vehicle capable of repeatedly travelling between destinations in outer space carrying people or cargo.
The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft where it was the only item funded for development. The first (STS-1) of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights (STS-5) beginning in 1982. Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011. They launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), conducted science experiments in orbit, participated in the Shuttle-Mir program with Russia, and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station (ISS). The Space Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1,323 days.Space Shuttle components include the Orbiter Vehicle (OV) with three clustered Rocketdyne RS-25 main engines, a pair of recoverable solid rocket boosters (SRBs), and the expendable external tank (ET) containing liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. The Space Shuttle was launched vertically, like a conventional rocket, with the two SRBs operating in parallel with the orbiter's three main engines, which were fueled from the ET. The SRBs were jettisoned before the vehicle reached orbit, while the main engines continued to operate, and the ET was jettisoned after main engine cutoff and just before orbit insertion, which used the orbiter's two Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engines. At the conclusion of the mission, the orbiter fired its OMS to deorbit and reenter the atmosphere. The orbiter was protected during reentry by its thermal protection system tiles, and it glided as a spaceplane to a runway landing, usually to the Shuttle Landing Facility at KSC, Florida, or to Rogers Dry Lake in Edwards Air Force Base, California. If the landing occurred at Edwards, the orbiter was flown back to the KSC atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a specially modified Boeing 747. The first orbiter, Enterprise, was built in 1976 and used in Approach and Landing Tests (ALT), but had no orbital capability. Four fully operational orbiters were initially built: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis. Of these, two were lost in mission accidents: Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003, with a total of 14 astronauts killed. A fifth operational (and sixth in total) orbiter, Endeavour, was built in 1991 to replace Challenger. The three surviving operational vehicles were retired from service following Atlantis's final flight on July 21, 2011. The U.S. relied on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to transport astronauts to the ISS from the last Shuttle flight until the launch of the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission in May 2020.
A space shuttle is a reusable, winged spacecraft designed and built by NASA for the transportation of astronauts and equipment to and from the Earth’s orbit. The space shuttle, officially known as the Space Transportation System (STS), is capable of carrying large payloads, performing various orbital maneuvers, and landing like a glider upon reentry to Earth's atmosphere at the end of its mission. It was used for missions such as satellite deployment, construction and maintenance of the International Space Station, and scientific research. The program ran from 1981 to 2011.
The numerical value of space shuttle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of space shuttle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
They didn't hand me a manual to say, 'Here's how you deal with a space shuttle disintegrating in your state,'.
An A350-1000 can carry an A320 on its back ... just like the Space Shuttle, and that would equal the weight of a 777-9. So why go for the 777 and carry around all this metal?
The space shuttle is the most effective device known to man for destroying dollar bills.
The distance between the present system and our proposal is like comparing the distance between a Model T and the space shuttle. And I should know I've seen both.
We've spent eight years with a young, inexperienced United States senator. Economically, militarily and foreign policy-wise, we're paying a heavy price, they didn't hand me a manual to say, 'Here's how you deal with a space shuttle disintegrating in your state,'.
Translations for space shuttle
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- مكوك فضاءArabic
- gwennol ofodWelsh
- Weltraumfähre, Raumfähre, Space ShuttleGerman
- διαστημικό λεωφορείοGreek
- transbordador espacialSpanish
- شاتل فضاییPersian
- navette spatialeFrench
- מעבורת חללHebrew
- अंतरिक्ष यानHindi
- űrsikló, űrrepülőgépHungarian
- pesawat ulang-alikJavanese
- 우주왕복선, 宇宙往復船Korean
- RaumfärLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ruimteveerLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- space shuttle, ruimteveerDutch
- romferjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- yágháhoníkáángóó ałánátʼahíNavajo, Navaho
- prom kosmicznyPolish
- ônibus espacialPortuguese
- космический челнок, спейс шаттл, шаттл, МТКК, многоразовый транспортный космический корабльRussian
- spejs šatl, спејс шатлSerbo-Croatian
- අභ්යවකාශ ෂටලSinhala, Sinhalese
- விண்ணோடம், விண்கலத்தில்Tamil
- అంతరిక్ష నౌకTelugu
- uzay mekiğiTurkish
- ئالەم ئايرۇپىلانىUyghur, Uighur
- fazoviy mokiUzbek
- tàu con thoiVietnamese
- ọkọ̀-àlọbọ̀ òfurufúYoruba
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