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  1. Here is THE website you need... http://k26.com/buran/Info/A_Comparison/a_comparison.html I think the Russians found, as we did, that lofting a shuttle was much more difficult than originally thought...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 21/06/2007

  2. There is nothing that prevents the occupants of the space station from doing a space walk without a shuttle present, but they don't go outside unless they they have a very good reason to be there. The fact is there have been relatively few, but still some, space...

    4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 20/04/2010

  3. Because the shuttles were dangerous, unreliable, vastly inefficient hangar queens, as launch vehicles went. They're also about a decade past due for retirement. NASA will continue to send people into space, and maintains an unmanned...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 20/05/2011

  4. Water is poured not ON the engine, but under it as a coolant to prevent damage to the launch pad. The shuttle is not Upside Down. It is steered to its best angle for minimizing air resistance.

    4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 20/05/2010

  5. Space Transportation System The official name of the space shuttle.

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/10/2007

  6. 243,000 feet Here is the Colombia's final moments: Destruction during re-entry The following is a timeline of Columbia's re-entry. The shuttle was scheduled to land at 9:16 a.m...

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 16/05/2008

  7. ermmm...sry i cant help much but u shud check nasa.gov http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts116/116_crew.html http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts116/launch/sts116_summary.html http://www.nasa...

    1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 12/01/2008

  8. I don't know, but you probably can see it online on NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 21/11/2009

  9. Because this is the last shuttle flight. From here on out, NASA will focus more on science and developing the capability for deep space exploration and a return to the moon. Under current plans, routine earth-to-orbit llaunch of payload and people will gradually transfer to...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 23/09/2011

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