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Space Shuttle – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space Shuttle – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Family: Space Shuttle
  • Length: 56.1 m
  • Diameter: 8 m
  • Launch Mass: 2030 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 27500 kg

The Space Shuttle, manufactured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration established in 1958, undertook its inaugural launch on 04/12/1981. Notably, Space Shuttle has 133 successful launches and 2 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 135 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.

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