The Space Shuttle. By: Alanna, Amanda, Katlin, Rylan and Keegan. 1. What led to the creation of the shuttle program? What year was the program created?.
By: Alanna, Amanda, Katlin, Rylan and Keegan.
1.What led to the creation of the shuttle program? What year was the program created?
The Apollo program led to the shuttle program, with the idea of reusable and more environmentally friendly space travel. In 1961 a Task Group was formed, and in 1981 the space shuttle was launched.
The Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
It was a very cold day for tropical Florida Space shuttle, Which caused the "O-rings" to expand because they were frozen. In this launch it took part of a second before one of the "O-rings" set burnt up leaving black smoke immediately after lift off. The nose of the SRB punchered the exernal tank causing liquid oxygen and hydrogen burst out of there presured tank and ignite into a ball of fire. If the austernats survived the blast the water impact would have killed them
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