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  The Space Shuttle is literally the most complex machine that the human race has ever built.  
  • The Space Shuttle Challenger STS 51-L Just after liftoff at .678 seconds into the flight, photographic data show a strong puff of gray smoke was spurting from the vicinity of the aft field joint on the right Solid Rocket Booster. Computer graphic analysis of film from pad cameras indicated the initial smoke came from the 270 to 310-degree sector of the circumference of the aft field joint of the right Solid Rocket Booster. This area of the solid booster faces the External Tank. The vaporized material streaming from the joint indicated there was not complete sealing action within the joint.
  • The First 100 missions of the Space Shuttle Detailed information about the first 100 Shuttle missions including Mission logs and details about what each Mission did. A must resource for information on the Shuttle Program.
  • The Space Shuttle Coordinate System The space shuttle coordinate reference system is a means of locating specific points on the shuttle. The system is measured in inches and decimal places; Xo designates the longitudinal (forward and aft) axis, Yo the lateral (inboard and outboard) axis and Z o the vertical (up and down) axis. The subscript ''o'' indicates orbiter; similar reference systems are used for the external tank (T), solid rocket booster (B), and overall space shuttle system (S).
  • The Space Shuttle Reference Manual The Space Shuttle is developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA coordinates and manages the Space Transportation System (NASA's name for the overall Shuttle program), including intergovernmental agency requirements and international and joint projects. NASA also oversees the launch and space flight requirements for civilian and commercial use.
  • The Fleet or Orbiter Vehicles America's fleet of Space Shuttle orbiters are named after pioneering sea vessels which established new frontiers in research and exploration. NASA delved through the history books to find ships which achieved historical significance through discoveries about the world's oceans or the Earth itself. Another important criterion in the selection process was consideration for the international nature of the Space Shuttle program. The name of NASA's newest orbiter, Endeavour was selected from names submitted by school children around the world.


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