Interesting facts about space shuttle! 

  • The first American space shuttle was launched in April 1981.
  • This partly reusable craft has taught astronauts an immense amount about working in space. 
  • The shuttle has three main components 
  1. The orbiter
  2. A huge fuel tank 
  3. Two rocket boosters
    • Nearly 25,000 heat-resistant tiles cover the orbiter to protect it from high temperatures on re-entry. 
    • The orbiter’s engines are used once the orbiter reaches space. 
    • Woodpeckers delayed a space shuttle launched in 1995 by pecking holes in the fuel tank’s insulating foam. 
    • Plastic owls are now used to frighten other birds away
    • There are two rocket boosters. 

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