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This is a program by NASA with reusable orbiter or orbiter vehicle (which carries the astronauts) that orbits the earth in a low earth orbit. It is also called as Space Transportation System (STS). There were 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, when the program ended.

The Space Transportation System (STS) consists of three parts:

Orbiter Vehicle (OV)

Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB)

External Tank  (ET)

Both the Orbiter Vehicle and SRBs are reusable.

 

NASA built 6 Orbiter Vehicles as a part of the Space Shuttle program. Two of the Orbiters, Challenger and Columbia were lost during the missions . Columbia was lost during re-entry . Challenger was lost during launch . After the Space Shuttle Program concluded in 2011 the other orbiters are housed in several museums around the US.  The first orbiter Enterprise was developed for flight tests in atmosphere and to prove the 'landing capability'. There are only Five space shuttle orbiters displayed in United States.  They are given below :

NAME OF ORBITER VEHICLE CURRENT LOCATION COMMENTS
Enterprise (OV-101) Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York, NY First Space Shuttle built without engines, used as test vehicle
Columbia (OV-102) N/A Lost during reentry
Challenger (OV-099) N/A Lost after 73 seconds into its flight
Discovery ( OV-103) Steven Udvar Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA 39 MISSIONS
Atlantis (OV-104) Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fl PAYLOAD BAY DOOR OPEN WITH CANADA ARM SHOWING
ENDAVOUR (OV-105) California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA LAUNCH POSITION VERTICAL IN 2018
SPACE SHUTTLE TRAINING MODULE WRIGHT  PATTERSON AIR FORCE MUSEUM - DAYTON, OHIO  TRAINING ORBITER

 

 

   ALL THE DIFFERENT SHUTTLE FLEET

 

 

CRAWLER

 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TOUR

ORLANDO FLORIDA

CRAWLER WAY

 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TOUR

ORLANDO FLORIDA

 

 

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS

 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TOUR

ORLANDO FLORIDA

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS

 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER TOUR

ORLANDO FLORIDA

 

 

ENDEAVOUR AT CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - EXPOSITION PARK ,CA

DISCOVERY AT STEVEN Udvar-Hazy CENTER, CHANTILLY, VA

 

ATLANTIS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - ORLANDO FLORIDA

 

ENTERPRISE AT INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, NEW YORK

ENTERPRISE AT INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, NEW YORK CITY NEW YORK

                                                                          

                  COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE MOCK UP -

                      DOWNEY CALIFORNIA

 

 

VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING, ORLANDO FLORIDA

 

                             CANADA ARM  ( ONE )  

STEVEN UDVAR HAZY MUSEUM, CHANTILLY, VA

HOME OF DISCOVERY

 

 

CANADARM 201

CANADA AVAITION MUSEUM

OTTAWA, ONTARIO

CANADA

  THE LEGACY OF THE CANADARM INFO

CANADARM 201

CANADA AVAITION MUSEUM

OTTAWA, ONTARIO

CANADA

 

 

ET-94

AT NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY

(PICTURE WITH PERMISSION FROM NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY)

ET-94

AT NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY

(PICTURE WITH PERMISSION FROM NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY)

 

Morton Thiokol (A.T.K.) Rocket Display - BRIGHAM CITY UTAH

Morton Thiokol (A.T.K.) Rocket Display - BRIGHAM CITY UTAH

 

Morton Thiokol (A.T.K.) Rocket Display - BRIGHAM CITY UTAH

 

 

Morton Thiokol (A.T.K.) Rocket Display - BRIGHAM CITY UTAH

Morton Thiokol (A.T.K.) Rocket Display - BRIGHAM CITY UTAH

 

 

SHUTTLE AVIONICS CLOSE UP VIEW- JOHNSON SPACE CENTER - HOUSTON TEXAS

SHUTTLE AVIONICS - JOHNSON SPACE CENTER - HOUSTON TEXAS

 

                                                    

PART

MANUFACTURER

  MAIN ENGINE - MADE OF METAL

AEROJET - ROCKETDYNE, CANOGA PARK , CA

 TILES

COST OF THE TILES

 LOCKHEED MARTIN, SUNNYVALE , CA

$48,400,000 (24,200 TILES AT $2000/PER TILE)

SOME PARTS OF THE SHUTTLE ROCKWELL-BOEING, PALMDALE, CA
COST OF SPACE SHUTTLE WING SEGMENTS  $1 MILLION EACH -

CANADA ROBOTIC ARM

SPAR AEROSPACE, CANADA

 

TILE CONTENT THERMAL CAPABILITY LOCATION
5% SAND OR SILICA + 95% AIR WITHSTAND UP TO 2300 F BOTTOM
GRAPHITE WITHSTAND UP TO 3000 F NOSE CONE AND LEADING EDGE OF THE WING
THERMAL WHITE BLANKET WITHSTAND UP TO 1200 F MID FUSELAGE
NOMIX WITHSTAND UP TO 700 F FLAG PORTION ( REVERSED ) FOR MILITARY REASONS

 

COST OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER VEHICLE  $2 BILLION