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Topic: Space Shuttle Explorer

  Space Explorers, Inc.
The three main parts of a shuttle are the external tank, the rocket boosters, and the orbiter.
It was later purchased by a Japanese organization that refurbished the steel mock-up to more closely resemble an actual Space Shuttle and named her the Pathfinder, for purposes of showing it in a Tokyo space exhibition.
Shuttle - The Shuttle is the vehicle used to carry astronauts into space.
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  Space Shuttle program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Shuttle program was launched on January 5, 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon announced that NASA would proceed with the development of a reusable, low-cost Space Shuttle system.
The Space Shuttle consists of three main components: the reusable Orbiter itself, a large, brown, expendable external fuel tank, and a pair of white, reusable solid-fuel booster rockets.
While the Shuttle has been a reasonably successful launch vehicle, it has been unable to meet its goal of radically reducing flight launch costs, as the average launch expenditures during its operations up to 2005 accumulates to $1.3 billion [3], a rather large figure compared to the initial projections of $10 to $20 million.
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 Space Shuttle Challenger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, after Columbia.
Space Shuttle Challenger flew 10 flights, spent 62.41 days in space, completed 995 orbits, and flew 25,803,940 miles (it is unknown to this editor whether these are nautical or statute miles; 41,527,416 km if statute) in total, including its final mission.
Debris recovered from Space Shuttle Challenger was moved from Kennedy Space Center's Complex 39 to permanent storage in two secure abandoned Minuteman Missile silos at Complex 31 on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
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 NASA Quest > Space Team Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The original design of the Space Shuttle EMU required the removal or the addition of sizing inserts to lengthen or shorten legs and arms.
Space Shuttle spacesuits for use in Earth orbit are designed to operate in a vacuum and microgravity.
The explorers, wearing spacesuits specially-designed for the Martian environment, are scouring the surface looking for clues to the planet's history and evidence for signs of life.
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 Encyclopedia: Space Shuttle Discovery
Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle to be built.
First flown on August 30, 1984, Discovery is the third operational space shuttle, and the oldest remaining in service.
Shuttle debris falling over Texas, on Time cover The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster was the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas on February 1, 2003, during reentry into the Earths atmosphere on its 28th mission, STS-107.
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 NASA Baffled by Failure of Straw Shuttle | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
NASA officials watched in horror Monday as the $68 billion straw space shuttle, Explorer 2, burst into flames just after liftoff from Cape Canaveral.
Explorer 1, NASA's first straw ship, was built in 1994, but after 11 months of painstaking preparation, it was destroyed the day before the launch when it unexpectedly rained.
The Explorer 2, like its predecessor, was headed for the sun, where it was to be the first spacecraft to land on a star.
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 Space Shuttle Discovery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Shuttle Orbiter Discovery (NASA Designation: OV-103) is a NASA Space Shuttle.
First flown on August 30, 1984, Discovery is the third operational shuttle (excluding test shuttle 'Enterprise').
Space Shuttle Discovery has flown 30 flights, spent 241.95-days in space, completed 3,808 orbits, and flown 98,710,673 miles in total, as of February 2003.
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 Space shuttle challenger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Space Shuttle Challenger flew 10 flights, spent 62.41 days in space, completed 995 orbits, and flew 25803940 miles (41527416 km) in total, including its...
The space shuttle challenger accident was the topic of my four month research paper.
On January 28, 1986, seven astronauts were killed when the space shuttle they were piloting, the Challenger, exploded at just over a minute into the flight.
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 Space Today Online - Space Shuttle Stories
For instance, SAREX was aboard shuttle flight STS-95 in October 1998 when 77-year-old space pioneer and U.S. Senator John Glenn returned to space.
The USSR space shuttle Buran flew unmanned on its maiden voyage November 15, 1988.
Shuttle Enterprise was a test craft named after the starship Enterprise in the popular TV program Star Trek.
www.spacetoday.org /SpcShtls/SpcShtlStories.html   (1131 words)

 kennedy space center
kelly standing under the space shuttle explorer, sitting in the visitor center's parking lot.
we took the basic tour, which includes a trip to an observation gantry, the apollo exhibit, and the international space station assembly area/exibit.
after all, every person who comes will support the space program after they see the place, so they'd get their money back come budget time anyway.
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 Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Columbia, Columbia Space Shuttle at SPACE.com
The NASA Space Shuttle program, officially called the Space Transportation System (STS), has been the United States’ official means of launching man into outer space for the purpose of exploration since its inception in the late 1960’s by President Richard Nixon.
The final design of the space shuttle, which is still used today, was designed to carry between five and seven astronauts, and was to be used for approximately 100 launches, or 10 years by the program.
The first completed, fully functional NASA space shuttle was the Columbia, which made her debut at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 25, 1979.
www.space.com /space-shuttle   (375 words)

 Space Today Online -- Space Factoids -- part 1
They completed building their first satellite in June 1957 with a plan to launch it to space on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Tsiolkolvski, a man known as the father of cosmonautics.
A pair of spacewalking astronauts floated near a space station, a shuttle docked nearby, stars twinkled, and a moon and planet shimmered on America's first postage stamp with a 3-D hologram, imprinted on an envelope sold by the United States Postal Service in December 1989.
Kennedy Space Center is the safest haven in Florida for manatees, bald eagles and nesting turtles.
www.spacetoday.org /History/SpaceFactoids/SpaceFactoids1.html   (1386 words)

 Kennedy Space Center Attractions
Filmed by Shuttle Astronauts and narrated by Walter Cronkite, this film captures the awesome beauty and thrilling sensations of space flight, as well as the daily business of living and working in space.
Sharing the plaza with Explorer are the other components needed to launch the orbiter: a huge external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters.
Next to the Space Shuttle Explorer is the Launch Status Center, where visitors receive live briefings on NASA launch and space flight activity.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Kennedy Space Center at Epinions.com
Upon arrival at Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex, we were pleased to learn that parking was free, and the parking lot was not as crowded as we had imagined it would be.
From this 60 foot observation tower, we had a complete 360 degree view of Shuttle Launch Pads 39A and 39B, as well as the Vehicle Assembly Building, which not only houses the Space Shuttle while it is essentially "put together", but is also the largest building in the nation by volume.
From the observation tower, you are basically as close as you are going to ever get to a Shuttle Launch Pad (unless you happen to be a NASA technician or an astronaut, and we were neither).
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 January 19, 1996 Spaceport News, Page 1
Loren Shriver, Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration manager, said if the budgetary issues are not resolved by Jan. 26 and NASA does not receive separate funding, decisions will have to be made immediately about which programs will receive priority.
The NASA Kennedy Space Center and community organizations associated with the space program will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Challenger accident on Sunday, Jan. 28 and Monday, Jan. 29.
Former astronaut Loren J. Shriver, who is presently launch integration manager for the Space Shuttle Program and chairs the NASA Mission Management Team for all Shuttle launches, will be the keynote speaker representing the astronaut corps and the families of the honored astronauts.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/snews/1996/jan/jan19-1.htm   (1211 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Higher | Nuclear space explorer to solve riddles of Neptune
Its proposers say the journey could answer profound questions: because it is one of the most distant members of the family, Neptune's fabric is more likely to match the original material of the solar system.
It may not be a natural child of Neptune: it may have been a passing comet from a faraway region called the Kuiper belt captured and imprisoned by Neptune's powerful gravitational field.
Because ion drive space craft can make huge journeys with much less fuel there would be room for scientific instruments.
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/sciences/story/0,12243,1370481,00.html   (538 words)

 The Space Launch Viewing FAQ Page
Space Congress is held being held in Cocoa Beach starting 1998 April 28 to May 01..
The Space Frontier Foundation is holding it's March Storm (March 09-14) to "storm" the halls of Congress in an effort to get more funding for the Space Program.
Space View Park, the Space Walk Of Fame honors not only the astronauts, but all the support personnel on the ground who made the flights possible.
spacelaunchinfo.com /faq.html   (6572 words)

 USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) EROS, Sioux Falls, SD
Approximately 85% of the acquired Shuttle photographs are Earth views, and the remainder of the photographs may include satellite deployments, extravehicular activities and interior Shuttle photographs.
Shuttle Large Format Camera (LFC) images were acquired from the Space Shuttle Challenger Mission on October 5-13, 1984.
Space Acquired Photography are also distributed by the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC), and NASA Earth Sciences & Image Analysis.
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 Kevin's Orlando Holiday - Kennedy Space Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is where they used to stack together the stages for the Saturn V rockets, and where they now mate the space shuttle to the external tank and boosters.
This is the Shuttle external tank and booster in the Shuttle exhibit at the main visitor complex.
This is their mockup of the space shuttle, called "Explorer".
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 Space Explorers - EnchantedLearning.com
Grissom flew the second manned US space flight, commanded the first two-man Gemini mission, and was killed along with Edward White II and Roger Chaffee in a launch pad fire during a test for the upcoming first Apollo flight, which Grissom was scheduled to command.
She flew on the space shuttle Endeavor (STS-47, Spacelab-J) as the Mission Specialist; the mission lifted off on September 12, 1992 and landed on September 20, 1992.
He was the first American to walk in space; he was also the first person to use jet propulsion to maneuver himself in space while on a spacewalk.
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 The Amaz!ng Meeting 2003 - Electric Monk - Kennedy Space Center - Shuttle Explorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Shuttle's name was Explorer but it was pretty clear that it was not going anywhere.
What was most surprising was how small the Shuttle was compared to our expectations from watching it on NASA TV, particularly in regard to the payload bay.
Next to the shuttle was a full-sized model of the external tank with SRBs.
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 Kennedy Space Center Tours - See NASA Up Close at KSC in Titusville
Kennedy Space Center Tours is an authorized ticket seller for the Kennedy Space Center, but is not a part of NASA or the Visitor Complex.
Your day continues with IMAX movie screenings of "The Dream is Alive," where you experience life in space, or "Space Station 3-D," which takes you on a virtual trip to the International Space Station in a fully immersive big-screen environment.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open at 9:00 am every day of the year, except December 25 and certain launch days.
www.kennedyspacecentertours.net /tours/tourDetail.cfm?tour_id=1905   (1638 words)

 SpaceLaunch Viewing FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Besides being part of the Space Walk-Of-Fame project, this lovely park is located two blocks south of State Route 406 (Garden Street - Exit 80 from Interstate 95), at Broad St and the Indian River.
If you are going to shoot a sequence of photos showing the shuttle as it clears the launch pad, set your camera shutter speed to 1/500 of a second, and set your arpature to f/8.
Shuttle pilots have gone in and made sure that the switches are all thrown in the same positions they are in at "wheel's stop" on the Shuttle Landing Facility when they return home from a mission.
www.spacelaunchnews.com /visitorinfo/launchfaq.htm   (1781 words)

 KSC Fact Sheet "NASA's Orbiter Fleet"
Authorization to construct the fifth Space Shuttle orbiter as a replacement for Challenger was granted by Congress on August 1, 1987.
After completing a space mission, the orbiter is returned to KSC to undergo preparations for its next flight in a sophisticated aircraft-like hangar called the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF).
Then, the assembled Space Shuttle vehicle is carried to the launch pad by a large tracked vehicle called the crawler-transporter.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /kscpao/nasafact/orbiters.htm   (1231 words)

 The Space Launch Viewing FAQ Page
Shuttle pilots have gone in and made sure that the switches are all thrown in the same positions they are in at "wheel's stop" on the Shuttle Landing Facility when they return home from a mission.
Space Congress is held being held in Cocoa Beach starting 1998 April 28 to May 01..
Space View Park, the Space Walk Of Fame honors not only the astronauts, but all the support personnel on the ground who made the flights possible.
viaoz.com /spacelaunchinfo.com/faq.html   (6806 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Space Shuttle Discovery [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Template:Space Shuttles Shuttle Orbiter Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is a NASA Space Shuttle.
First flown on August 30, 1984, Discovery is the third operational shuttle (excluding test shuttle Enterprise), and the oldest remaining in service.
Unofficially, the shuttle is named after Discovery, the spaceship from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
encyclozine.com /Space_Shuttle_Discovery   (205 words)

 Touring a treasure of Florida's Space Coast "This Place is Real America"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As a high school junior, I was at the Cape on Feb. 20, 1962, when John Glenn blasted into space for the first time on Friendship 7, and I was here in October 1998, when, at age 77, Glenn went up the second time on the shuttle Discovery.
Everything about it looks real: the flight deck, where the astronauts fly the orbiter during launch and landings; the middeck, where shuttle crews work on experiments, sleep, eat and use the toilet; the cargo bay, where satellites, the laboratory and the space station modules grab a ride into orbit.
It is about space exploration......Interestingly, except for the giant Apollo Saturn 1B rocket, which NASA built from scratch, all the crafts were originally designed for the military.
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 John F. Kennedy Space Center - Visitors Complex
These rockets were used at the start of the Mercury Project, the primary goal of which was to try to put a man into space and return him safely to Earth.
Sadly the tour was unable to run the day of my visit because the facilities were a bit tied up still, after the Launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-97 having taken place just the night before.
At the end of your tour, you can visit the International Space Station complex where the various modules are being prepared for launch (at least the ones that America is sending up).
www.geocities.com /rbt_kraisee/Kennedy.html   (1652 words)

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