Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle
   The sixth manned space flight project, and the first to use a reusable spacecraft. The Space Shuttles are launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and lands at this same facility, or at Edward's Air Force Base in California. Another landing site that can be used is Space Harbor (formerly Northrop Strip) at White Sands, New Mexico. The Shuttle's orbital altitude is between 304 and 528 kilometers (190 and 330 miles), and orbits the Earth at about 28,000 kilometers per hour (17,500 miles per hour). The Space Shuttles names, in the order they were built, are: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor. The cost of the Challenger was about $1.7 billion.

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