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==Specifications==
 
==Specifications==
The space shuttle was composed of three components, a reusable orbiter, a large [[fuel]] tank, and two [[booster rocket]]s. After launch the fuel tank and the booster [[rocket]]s would be jettisoned, and the orbiter would [[orbit]] the Earth. After the completion of the mission, the orbiter would reenter the [[atmosphere]] and make an unpowered descent to land like an [[airplane]]. ({{r|ST|Spaceflight Chronology|Star Trek Chronology}}; {{n|TOS|sub={{st|The Lost Years}}|A Flag Full of Stars}})
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The space shuttle was composed of three components, a reusable orbiter, a large [[fuel]] tank, and two booster [[rocket]]s. After launch the fuel tank and the booster rockets would be jettisoned, and the orbiter would [[orbit]] the Earth. After the completion of the mission, the orbiter would reenter the [[atmosphere]] and make an unpowered descent to land like an [[airplane]]. ({{r|ST|Spaceflight Chronology|Star Trek Chronology}}; {{n|TOS|sub={{st|The Lost Years}}|A Flag Full of Stars}})
   
 
The space shuttle could accommodate a crew of seven, including the [[cO|mission commander]], a [[pilot]], and five mission and payload [[specialist]]s. Shuttle missions included scientific experiments, [[satellite]] and [[space]] [[telescope]] deployment, retrieval and testing. ({{mag|Star Trek Magazine|162|Blast Off!}})
 
The space shuttle could accommodate a crew of seven, including the [[cO|mission commander]], a [[pilot]], and five mission and payload [[specialist]]s. Shuttle missions included scientific experiments, [[satellite]] and [[space]] [[telescope]] deployment, retrieval and testing. ({{mag|Star Trek Magazine|162|Blast Off!}})
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