2What is a Spaceship?a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space
3Characteristics/Info Costs about $1.7 billion. To launch a space shuttle, it costs about $450 million per mission. Speed: 17,500 mph (28,000 kmph) Altitude: 190 miles to 330 miles (304 kilometers to 528 kilometers)
4Characteristics/Info Cont’d Fuel: each of the two Solid Rocket Boosters on the Space Shuttle carries more than one million pounds of solid propellant. Loaded with more than 500,000 gallons of super-cold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen, which form the fuel for the orbiter's three main rocket engines.
5What are Space shuttles made of? TPS (Thermal Protection System) This covers essentially the entire orbiter surface, and consists of seven different materials: High-temperature reusable surface insulation (HRSI) tiles Fibrous refractory composite insulation (FRCI) tiles Flexible Insulation Blankets (FIB) Low-temperature Reusable Surface Insulation (LRSI) tiles Toughened one piece fibrous insulation (TUFI) tiles Felt reusable surface insulation (FRSI) Reinforced carbon-carbon (RCC)
6SafetyThe space shuttle doesn’t have safety features that guarantee life just in case of a disaster.
7Inventor of First Space Shuttle Rockwell Aerospace “The Enterprise”
8Who was the First Person in Space? The first person to travel in space was Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin ( ). He traveled aboard the Vostok 3KA spacecraft, known as Vostok 1, which was launched April 12, 1961, in a flight lasting one hour and forty-eight minutes.
9STS"STS" stands for "Space Transportation System," the original name for the Space Shuttle Program.
10Time in SpaceAstronauts go by ‘Mission Elapsed Time’, or MET. The clock starts ticking when the astronauts blast off. Minutes accumulate into days, hours, minutes and seconds that have passed since liftoff. The clock stops when the Space Shuttle's lands back on Earth, and the total MET is calculated
11Names of Space CraftsEnterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour.
12SizeHeight: ft Diameter: 28.5 feet Mass: 2,030 tons Space craft fits five to seven people
13LaunchesNASA has 133 successful launches NASA has 2 failed launches
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