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4D Vision Cutaway Model NASA Space Shuttle Discovery 

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4D Vision Cutaway Model NASA Space Shuttle Discovery
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1:72
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FDV-26116


Historical Note:

The Space Shuttle, part of the Space Transportation System (STS), is an American spacecraft operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for orbital human spaceflight missions. The first of four test flights occurred in 1981, which were followed by operational flights beginning in 1982. The system is scheduled to be retired from service in 2011 after 134 launches. Major missions have included launching numerous satellites and interplanetary probes, conducting space science experiments, and servicing and construction of space stations. The Shuttle has been used for orbital space missions by NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the European Space Agency, and Germany. The United States funded STS development and shuttle operations. At launch, the Space Shuttle consists of the shuttle stack which includes a dark orange-colored external tank (ET); two white, slender Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs); and the STS Orbiter Vehicle (OV) which contains the crew and payload. The ET was painted white for the first 2 missions, but was discontinued to save weight. Payloads can be launched into higher orbits with either of two different booster stages developed for the STS (1 stage PAM or 2 stage IUS). The Space Shuttle is "stacked" in the Vehicle Assembly Building and the stack mounted on a mobile launch platform held down by four explosive bolts on each SRB which are detonated at launch.


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