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  • 1. LEARNING CLUB
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  • 8. TONIGHT’S TOPIC: THE SPACE SHUTTLE
  • 9. Shuttle’s Purpose
    Primary objective is to improve access to space
    First flight was April 1981
    World’s first and only reusable space vehicle
    Can transport people, materials, equipment and spacecraft into orbit
    Also used to service and repair satellites and observatories and to conduct medical and scientific experiments
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  • 11. orbiter
    Orbiter-can carry up to 7 astronauts and the payload in its 60-foot long cargo bay
  • 12. solid rocket boosters
    Solid rocket boosters which generate nearly 6 million pounds of thrust; jettisoned 2 minutes into flight.
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  • 14. external fuel tank
    External tank (154 feet) which stores nearly half million pounds of liquid oxygen and hydrogen
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  • 29. Questions?

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