The Space Shuttle vehicle is impressive in it's ability to carry a large crew of humans into space and in the ability to return through heating of the Earth's atmosphere and make an aircraft type landing on a runway. It reamins a significant technical challenge, with risk, but has provided many achievements in space exploration.

First Shuttle Launch

Shuttle Liftoff

Night Launch

Night launch

Shuttle launch in time

STS-114 Launch

Early Ascent

STS-27 launch

Headed for Orbit

Orbit Engine Firing

Orbiter over Earth

Orbiter Nose Forward

Orbiter over Desert

Orbiter over New Zealand

Orbiter Window View

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