Space Transportation System


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Space Transportation System,

official designation for the U.S. space shuttlespace shuttle,
reusable U.S. space vehicle (1981–2011). Developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and officially known as the Space Transportation System (STS), it was the world's first reusable spacecraft that carried human beings into earth
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In February 1982, the General Accounting Office (GAO) found that NASA had locked "into a pricing policy that encourages Space Transportation System use at NASA's expense and at the expense of the space science, applications and aeronautics programs.
commercial crew space transportation systems to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective access to and from the station and low-Earth orbit from America.
The final engineering design challenge focuses on space transportation systems, where students need to apply their knowledge of conventional transportation systems and modify them to be able to thrive in outer space (ITEEA: MRE, 2016).
Based in Atlanta, SpaceWorks is an aerospace engineering concept design and systems analysis firm that focuses on next-generation space transportation systems, future technologies, human and robotic exploration of space, and emerging space markets and applications.
This comes after years of limited funding for NASA's Commercial Crew Program -- a partnership with private companies to develop and fly human space transportation systems.
Meanwhile, NASA's Commercial Crew Program is spearheading the development of two commercially owned and operated space transportation systems that will give astronauts safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station, where cutting edge research and technology developments are increasing our knowledge about what it takes to live and work for long periods of time in space.
He is a serious player, whose large fortune (derived from his creation and subsequent sale of PayPal) is now devoted to manufacturing electric cars and building space transportation systems.
New commercial space transportation systems represent the future.

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