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
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
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
Space Transportation System The official name of the space shuttle.
2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/10/2007
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
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
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
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