FANDOM


m
m (Known vessels: added Icarus)
Line 29: Line 29:
 
* [[Endeavour (OV-105)]] ({{e|ENT|First Flight}})
 
* [[Endeavour (OV-105)]] ({{e|ENT|First Flight}})
 
* ''{{dis|Renaissance|space shuttle}}'' - Built as the prototype of a second generation of space shuttles that was cancelled due to budget cuts, leaving the ''Renaissance'' as the only ship of its kind. ({{n|TOS|The Rings of Time}})
 
* ''{{dis|Renaissance|space shuttle}}'' - Built as the prototype of a second generation of space shuttles that was cancelled due to budget cuts, leaving the ''Renaissance'' as the only ship of its kind. ({{n|TOS|The Rings of Time}})
  +
* ''{{dis|Icarus|space shuttle}}'' ({{c|TOS|Getting Real}})
   
 
==Appendices==
 
==Appendices==

Revision as of 20:22, July 31, 2017

Template:ShipInfobox The Space shuttle was a type of reuseable space vessel used by Humans on Earth during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It was the earliest example of Human-designed shuttlecraft. Constructed by Rockwell International, and operated by the United States of America's NASA space agency, the shuttle played an important role in humanity's early exploration of space.

Specifications

The space shuttle was composed of three components, a reusable orbiter, a large fuel tank, and two booster rockets. 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. (ST references: Spaceflight Chronology, Star Trek Chronology; TOS - The Lost Years novel: A Flag Full of Stars)

The space shuttle could accommodate a crew of seven, including the mission commander, a pilot, and five mission and payload specialists. Shuttle missions included scientific experiments, satellite and space telescope deployment, retrieval and testing. (Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")

Known vessels

Over the years, NASA operated six Enterprise-type space shuttles, and a second generation prototype.

Appendices

Connections

United States space shuttles
United States of America Enterprise (OV-101)Columbia (OV-102)Challenger (OV-099)Discovery (OV-103)Atlantis (OV-104)Endeavour (OV-105)Icarus (prototype)Renaissance (prototype) USA52stars

External Links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.