Flyback Booster

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Space Station 1970 at Astronautix

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SRB Separation

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Crew Exchange Mission

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Station for Seven Crew

Space Station 1970 at Astronautix

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Phase B Station Study 1970

Space Base at Astronautix

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SRB Separation

The solid-rocket boosters (SRB’s) are separated during ascent when Space Shuttle is about 28 miles (45 km) above the earth. Landing in the ocean, the SRB’s are recovered, refurbished and reused. Propelled by it’s three own engines, Shuttle continues its climb with increasing velocity.

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Artist Concept of Shuttle in-orbit flight with Earth limb in the background.

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Shuttle Landing Approach

Shuttle Orbiter Landing Approach at Kennedy Space Center

SPACE SHUTTLE LANDING APPROACH. A Space Shuttle Orbiter approaches a landing field at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, following a flight in space. The Orbiter will be able to land on a conventional runway similar to that used by present-day jet aircraft. The development and integration of the Space Shuttle system is the responsibility of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Rockwell international Space Division, Downey , California is building the Orbiter under contract to NASA.

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