Feb 17

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Feb 17

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

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