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what did pres. Nixon want NASA to do build a reusable spacecraft
what is an orbiter shuttle
1972 was last flight to the moon
who designed and built the shuttles a comp. named Boing
what does ET mean external fuel tank
what does SRB mean solid rocket booster
what does aft mean rear
how many parts does the ET construct of 3
when did Nixon anounce that a reusable spacecraft needed to be designed 1972
ET is made of what aluminum
what was Enterprise the very first suttle built by Boing
did Enterprise ever go up in space no
SRB burns all fuel in 2 mins.
ET burns all fuel in 8 mins.
thrust- a forward force thatpushes an object
it takes to clear the launch pad 6 sec.
ET holds amount of fuel 1.6 million pounds (526,000 gallons)
what are two purposes of the shuttle mission 1. build the ISS 2. carry large payloads
what does ISS stand for international space station
what are the origional space shuttles Columbia-1981, Callenger-1983, Discovery-1984, and Atlantis-1985
when is the ISS due for complition 2010
is NASA behind with finishing the ISS yes
shuttles are due for retirment 2010, they are also behind because of the ISS
payload- cargo
when was the Challenger destroyed 1986
what did the SRB shot into the ET hot gases
Endover- built to repace Challenger was deliverd to Cape Canaveral 1991
Columbia- (2003) broke apart during re-entry
what was damaged on the Columbia the foam insilation damaged some of the tiles
on 1 of the atlantis launches a camera did what the cameras saw it getting damaged
O rings- rubber rings that keep a liquid from leaking
the heat was like an which caused the shuttle to disinagrate inferno
Created by: McGregor
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