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by Angela Grunsell

eBook Space Shuttle (First Facts) download ISBN: 0749605170
Author: Angela Grunsell
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd (March 7, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 32
ePub: 1603 kb
Fb2: 1987 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Nature and How It Works

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NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire after one final mission on Atlantis, launching July 8. Here are eight surprising . Here are eight surprising facts about NASA shuttles. As we say goodbye to the iconic reusable space planes, here are eight surprising shuttle facts to keep in mind: NASA's space shuttle Endeavour appears to hang off one end of the International Space Station in this photo taken by an astronaut aboard a nearby Soyuz spacecraft on May 23, 2011 during Endeavour's final mission. It is one of the first-ever images of a space shuttle docked at the space station.

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Criticizing the Space Shuttle is like punching America in the face. After all, it’s been a symbol of national pride for thirty years. Yes, the Shuttle deserves a tip of the hat-after all, it took us to the final frontier.

Check out these facts on space shuttles . The Atlantis holds the record of being the first space shuttle to launch an interplanetary probe, The Magellan, which went on to map 98% of Venus’ surface. The Atlantis has the shortest missions of the space shuttles, reaching a maximum of 14 days due to its dependency on its own fuel supply. Aboard a shuttle, each day an astronaut is allocated almost 4lb (. kg) of food to sustain them. The wonders of space is a never ending source of facts and information for those of us who love all things astronomical and as we see from the above facts space shuttles are no different. The list here only scratches the surface!

First persons to spend four weeks in space – 25th May – 22nd June 1973 – Pete Conrad, Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz in Skylab 2. First American woman in space – June 18th 1983 – Sally Ride in Space Shuttle Challenger.

First persons to spend four weeks in space – 25th May – 22nd June 1973 – Pete Conrad, Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz in Skylab 2. First untethered spacewalk – 7th February 1984 – Bruce McCandless from Space Shuttle Challenger.

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system that was operated from 1981 to 2011 by the . National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system that was operated from 1981 to 2011 by the . 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 of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982

One of a series which provides an introduction to popular subjects for young readers, this book examines space shuttles.