This site explains the complexity of the entire mission of a space shuttle launch, orbit, activities, and return to Earth. Students and teachers can learn about the precise nature of space science including extensive preparations and examine the monumental technology behind Americas shuttle program, as well as the extraordinarily difficult mission it was designed to carry out. Information is also provided on the background and history of the space shuttle. Diagrams, full-color photos, highlighted terms and supplementary definitions assist users in understanding scientific terminology used to describe the extraordinary missions of shuttle astronauts, crew and specialists. A printable version of this information is also available on site.


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