All stages of the build up to the launch of the Shuttle (48 photos)

Shuttle runs into space using rockets, performs maneuvers in orbit like a spaceship and return to Earth like an airplane. The implication was that the shuttles will warp as shuttles between Earth orbit and the Earth, delivering payloads in both directions. When designing stipulates that each of the shuttles was up to 100 times launched into space. In practice they are used much less. To date, most fly - thirty-three, made the shuttle "Discovery».


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