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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Space Transportation Systems," OTA noted that recovery from the Challenger disaster is well under way with a mixed fleet of expendable, unmanned rockets and the crewed space shuttle--which has been modified to improve its realibility.
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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. Congress cut about $1 billion from Barack Obama's request for a Commercial Crew Program in the past five years, which pushed NASA's launch date to 2017.
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. Both projects are prospering, and he sees them as providing the financial and technological basis for pursuing his real goal: Spreading human beings beyond this single planetary habitat while the launch window for that is still open.

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