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NASA's Space Shuttle

Human spaceflight in the United States has depended on the Space Shuttle for over 25 years. How much do you know about what some call "the most complex machine in the world"?


Quiz ID:#14001
Fun:*** (2.23)
Difficulty:** (1.76)
Category:Science > Astronomy
Created By:ScubeeAus*****




#1   STS stands for Space Transportation System and is the official name of the shuttle, its external fuel tank, and its solid rocket boosters.

#2   Six space shuttles have been built. Name one.

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#3   The shuttle, when upright for launch, stands at over 350 feet (91 meters) high.

#4   The first shuttle launch into low-Earth orbit took place in 1981.

#5   Every shuttle launch has taken place at Kennedy Space Center, near Cape Canaveral, Florida.

#6   During the first two decades, the shuttle was not allowed to be in orbit from December into January due to the year change.

#7   How much payload (weight) can a shuttle carry at launch?

#8   There have been over 120 shuttle launches.

#9   The shuttle acts as a glider during the landing instead of utilizing engine power.

#10   There are over 50 possible landing sites for the shuttle.





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