Space shuttles are space crafts that can be re-used. They take-off like a rocket, orbit the Earth like a spacecraft and land like a plane. The USA first designed the shuttle as a cheaper way of getting into space. The shuttle was designed so it could be re-used, unlike the conventional "throwaway" rocket.
Space Shuttle Chat (disabled)
MESSAGE BOARD (disabled)Advantages of Shuttles and Rockets
First Flights of Space Shuttles - Columbia and the Challenger
Down on Earth: Mission Control
Miscellaneous Questions about Shuttles
Launching and Orbiting
What happens to the Space Debris (Space Junk)
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