Etiket: Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

Columbia was the first space shuttle to fly in space. He made several test flights to fix problems with the heat shield and automatic landing systems. He started his main mission in 1982. Main mission activities included the deployment of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the establishment of Spacelab, which serves the Hubble Space Telescope. His last mission, the STS-107, ended in a disaster on February 1, 2003, and the seven crew members died. The reason for this was a piece of foam that fell from the outer tank during take-off and hit the channel, making a hole. Many design changes were made to the space shuttle program after the Columbia disaster.

The orbit is what can really be called a "shuttle". It is the heart and brain of the system. It is the real vehicle that takes people into space and brings them back. There is a crew section on the front body where astronauts are transported. It can carry about 7-8 crew members. In the middle, there is an area where materials can be transported into space, if any. The stern also holds the orbital maneuvering system, main engines and vertical tail.