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a reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere

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While only one-fourth the size of the Space Shuttle, Dream Chaser is able to carry up to seven crew members.
Plane, train, car and reindeer, as well as its excursion will carry the torch by space shuttle, on its 65,000-kilometre route around Russia, according to the report.
But there's also cause to celebrate the fact that as the space shuttle program was winding down the U.S.
* The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype which never flew in space, travels up the Hudson River by barge to its new home
Discovery, which took its maiden voyage in 1984, is the oldest of the retired space shuttles, having made 39 journeys into space over its long span of service.
This book is packed with insider information about the space shuttle, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space program in general, and many of the key figures in the shuttle's history.
Space Shuttle Enterprise came to Scotland on an exhibition flight, piggybacking a 747, en route not to The Moon, but Glasgow Airport.
With the space shuttles retiring to museums, it will be another three to five years at best before Americans are launched again from US soil, as private companies gear up to seize the baton from Nasa.
The space shuttle Atlantis has been in space 32 times since 1985, and orbited the earth 4,648 times, but she's now on her last journey.
TWO Huddersfield families joined millions of people at the launch of a space shuttle.
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Summary: The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable.
With a roar that shook the cameras, Space Shuttle Endeavour rose over the Kennedy Space Center for the last time in May.
27, 2011, SPA -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Tuesday that preparations for the space shuttle EndeavourEaAoEoCUuEoC[currency]Aos launch were on track and the weather looks good for liftoff later this week.
The 14-page document details goals outlined by Obama in April, but makes no mention of the Space Shuttle fleet, which is to be retired this year.