Tag: space-shuttle

72 Is this "Attach Orbiter Here / Note: Black Side Down" sign on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft real? 2017-09-13T23:59:17.450

42 Why is the Shuttle Landing Facility runway surrounded by water? 2013-07-16T21:02:16.623

40 Why don't the Space Shuttle's tires explode in the vacuum of space? 2015-02-25T20:10:10.290

38 What is the purpose of the jets of water often under rocket engines during launch? 2013-08-25T01:39:10.487

37 Why did the Space Shuttle fly upside-down normally 2015-10-14T19:51:32.860

36 Could the shuttle wait out the whole burn of SRBs on launchpad in case of a problem on launch? 2017-04-04T14:28:14.173

34 What made NASA shut down the Shuttle program? 2013-08-11T14:22:18.163

32 What would NASA have done if they knew Columbia was catastrophically damaged? 2015-08-08T18:45:33.670

31 Why didn't the Space Shuttle have a launch escape system? 2013-08-17T20:15:27.183

28 Why do the Shuttle's external tanks appear to be rusted? 2013-10-17T17:22:50.820

26 Would it have been possible to have sent the Space Shuttle around the Moon? 2013-09-06T23:29:33.863

26 Why didn't NASA use the shuttle to make a profit? 2015-07-29T13:29:02.737

26 Did the Challenger SRBs fail due to design for reuse? 2016-07-19T21:26:06.257

24 How can the reusable Falcon 9 succeed when the reusable Space Shuttle failed? 2015-02-09T12:58:59.500

24 How could a 90 m/s delta-v be enough to commit the space shuttle to landing? 2015-09-16T13:29:41.227

23 Challenger disaster: how full was the external tank at the time of destruction? 2017-02-23T16:49:07.833

21 Does the space shuttle fly straight "up" when leaving Earth? 2014-03-24T12:18:05.340

21 Could the Space Shuttle have landed on any long runway other than those specially reinforced at Kennedy (TTS), and Edwards (EDW)? 2014-05-19T20:08:08.213

20 Did the Space Shuttle have "military uses"? 2013-08-20T19:05:12.993

20 Would it have been any more difficult to build the space station without the space shuttle? 2017-11-02T15:45:30.600

18 Why were jet engines not used in place of the solid fuel in the STS SRBs? 2014-12-08T15:26:22.390

18 Is the technology behind the Shuttle's heat-shielding tiles used in any product today? 2014-12-25T11:03:54.463

18 Do glass window in space station/space shuttle/other space craft have practical usage? 2016-11-01T06:04:22.577

17 Why were Space Shuttle astronauts able to walk off the orbiter? 2015-04-28T09:23:40.717

17 How often, if ever, was "software" updated in the shuttle orbiter? 2015-05-30T21:44:52.907

17 If the space shuttle computers all output contradictory commands, how is it chosen? 2015-07-09T23:58:21.553

17 What are the small gas jets at the rims of the Space Shuttle Main Engines? 2016-05-30T13:35:59.640

17 Why didn't the SRBs of the Space Shuttle use carbon instead of aluminium? 2017-05-11T16:43:26.253

16 In a cryogenic fuel rocket, at what pressure is the fuel injected into the engine? 2013-07-19T06:58:23.300

16 Can I drink the water from the plumes of SSME? 2014-01-11T07:26:53.570

16 What would have happened if Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters didn't separate? 2014-09-22T07:18:10.600

16 Was the third shuttle engine any different from the others? 2016-01-25T07:09:05.207

16 What operating system(s) were used in the space shuttle? 2016-11-11T16:04:29.813

16 Cost-effective Space Shuttle: was it feasible? 2018-01-01T15:53:23.587

15 Is there any reason why American spacesuits color changed over years? 2013-07-16T22:31:29.050

15 What was the space-worthiness determination procedure for STS-1? 2013-07-17T01:38:53.580

15 What were the differences between Space Shuttle's and Buran's reentry guidance? 2013-08-19T11:31:57.740

15 How much fuel was used for a Space Shuttle launch? 2013-10-21T21:59:05.053

15 Are Armageddon's simultaneous shuttle launches feasible? 2016-02-05T02:02:55.163

15 I am looking for information on the power connector used on the Space Shuttle to power a GridCase 1530 laptop 2016-08-03T15:16:08.563

14 What would the Δv cost of bringing the space shuttle external tank to orbit be? 2013-07-17T14:42:20.900

14 How long did it take, at a minimum, to prep a shuttle for launch after it landed? 2013-09-18T16:16:14.330

14 Technology: How would a state-of-the-art space shuttle be built? 2015-09-30T13:35:11.127

14 What satellites did the Shuttle retrieve from orbit? 2016-05-02T04:07:47.507

14 Were the Space Shuttle's Main Engines ever off while the Solid Rocket Boosters were firing? 2017-02-22T11:04:19.947

14 Why is this astronaut placing a radar reflector? 2017-06-26T16:53:50.217

14 Space Shuttle "go at throttle up" 2017-07-13T16:49:46.983

13 What range of orbital elements was available for the Space Shuttle? 2013-08-13T17:25:03.917

13 Why did NASA discontinue use of the MMU? 2013-11-29T18:18:14.380

13 Did some of the Shuttle fuel tanks actually orbit? 2014-05-10T15:33:44.100

13 Before the Columbia accident, were there shuttle manifests/plans for after ISS assembly complete? 2016-01-12T03:32:57.787

13 Any imagery from Shuttle Columbia's SILTS pod on the internet? 2016-11-03T18:12:10.517

13 How many people have returned to Earth in a different type of vehicle than the one that launched them into space? 2016-11-03T19:56:49.607

13 Was the Space Shuttle ever rotated to induce artificial gravity? 2017-02-15T06:05:09.727

12 Space Shuttle range safety system - Why is there a caution light? 2013-11-02T21:57:45.773

12 Were Space Shuttle External Tanks recoverable and reusable? 2014-02-06T18:35:44.350

12 Why did the Space Shuttles perform a rollover maneuver during launch? 2015-09-16T10:13:40.063

12 Is it possible for the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) to hit the Space Shuttle after jettison? 2015-10-19T17:27:21.570

12 Why won't the SLS boosters be recovered? 2016-06-27T17:30:16.610

12 Purpose of hemisphere under shuttle nose cone (Enterprise) 2016-08-29T03:37:26.773

12 Why was Space Shuttle Atlantis selected for Mir docking so frequently? 2017-03-12T12:56:10.457

12 What was the first time a "re-used booster" was used to put a payload into orbit? 2017-03-29T14:11:53.260

12 How were the pilots of the space shuttle able to operate the rudder after time in space? 2018-02-10T05:10:33.830

11 What are the two openings above the Shuttle's cockpit? 2013-12-27T01:45:59.267

11 Would the Space Shuttle have met the current NASA manned flight standards? 2014-09-17T12:54:55.420

11 If the Space Shuttle missed its landing approach, what could have been done? 2014-09-22T11:44:03.917

11 What's inside NASA N911 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA 747)? 2015-04-21T01:50:55.467

11 How did the Space Shuttle maintain thrust/weight balance 2016-03-03T08:51:21.530

11 Are the US shuttle and Buran the only space planes to have launched vertically with wings exposed? 2017-03-20T09:56:49.033

11 Why didn't the space shuttle SRBs have wings and tires? 2017-05-01T18:46:46.373

11 How many times were there thirteen people inside the ISS? Is it hard on the station? 2017-06-02T16:11:47.937

11 Why does the Falcon Heavy Rocket have a higher payload than the Space Shuttle? 2018-02-03T17:53:47.577

10 "Failure is not an option" is really a quote of flight director Gene Kranz? 2013-07-16T23:07:11.440

10 What are the technical specifications of modern reaction control systems? 2015-03-12T04:16:13.703

10 Can a crew access room (white room) be contaminated by rocket propellant residues during launch? 2015-05-29T01:34:42.577

10 How many Solid Rocket Boosters were there in the Space Shuttle program? 2015-05-30T22:04:13.663

10 Why were four Space Shuttle orbiters initially built? 2016-03-17T22:56:32.000

10 How does the freon compressor work at 0 gravity? 2016-12-19T02:40:41.397

10 What are the "nosewheel stop" and "wheel stop" times in this Wikipedia article? 2017-04-06T15:37:51.920

9 Were any changes made to the composition of the Shuttle's thermal protection tiles over the lifetime of the program? 2013-08-25T03:49:53.003

9 How far would the STS get without the SRBs 2014-11-09T01:07:35.827

9 Would the life support systems on the ISS and STS work well also in 1g? 2015-08-02T16:05:03.223

9 What would have happened if only one Space Shuttle SRB ignited? 2015-10-31T15:09:53.307

9 What exactly is the orange insulation foam used on many different launch vehicle stages? 2015-11-11T22:52:39.583

9 How did the Space Shuttle keep its cryogenic fuel cold? 2016-03-23T04:22:58.953

9 How fast can the space shuttle change its attitude in space? 2016-03-24T08:25:10.217

8 Why was the Shuttle's LOX tank on top of the LH2 tank, since that makes it more top-heavy? 2014-01-13T23:47:48.300

8 How fair is the claim that Shuttle boosters diameter is dictated by the railroad gauge? 2014-03-22T14:15:41.270

8 What's the white tall tower with a tank near Space Shuttle launch pad? 2015-02-16T07:28:54.320

8 Is the document "Space Shuttle Baseline Reference Missions" available anywhere? 2015-07-31T14:12:46.970

8 Was Shuttle tile loss an accident waiting to happen? 2015-08-03T15:54:26.503

8 How was the Space Shuttles rollover maneuver achieved? 2015-09-16T10:05:28.357

8 What's the thickness and weight of rocket tanks? 2015-12-29T12:28:57.283

8 When have astronauts been launched without launch escape system (tower)? 2016-02-28T07:13:33.010

8 What, if any, abort options would the crew of Columbia had on reentry during STS-107, assuming they became aware of the damage during that phase? 2017-05-02T08:15:13.293

7 Have SRBs or SSMEs ever launched without a space shuttle? 2014-03-30T13:15:17.033

7 Shuttle-C: Did we make the right move? 2014-06-30T17:45:14.197

7 What were the Space Shuttle's rules about flying through clouds? 2016-04-08T13:48:33.020

7 Did all of the Space Shuttles dock with multiple space stations or crewed spacecraft? 2017-03-12T06:22:13.527