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The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Its official name is Space Transportation systems.  It was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. Five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011. Shuttle components included Orbiter Vehicle , Solid Rocket Boosters, and External Tank. The 4 main space shuttles were Enterprise which was used for testing. The  The three main Shuttle's were  Atlantis , ENDEAVOUR  and  Discovery. The other two were space shuttle Challenger and Columbia, before they blew up in 1986 , and 2003.

 

            

 BHARAT IN FRONT OF SPACESHOP

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - SITE OF ASTRONAUT SIGNING

 

  

 BRIAN DUFFY WITH BHARAT

STS 45 - ATLANTIS  STS 57 - ENDEAVOUR

STS 72 ENDEAVOUR STS 92 DISCOVERY

WITH WINSTON E SCOTT

 

 

                   

            

 SAM DURANCE WITH BHARAT

STS 35 COLUMBIA  STS 67 ENDEAVOUR

WENDY LAWRENCE WITH BHARAT

STS 67  ENDEAVOUR STS 86 ATLANTIS STS 91 DISCOVERY STS 114 - DISCOVERY

 

 

 

 

 

              

BHARAT WITH JOHN HERRINGTON

STS 113 ENDEAVOUR

WITH MARK C LEE

 

        

BHARAT WITH BOB SPRINGER

STS 29 DISCOVERY STS 38 ATLANTIS

BHARAT WITH JAMES REILLY

STS 89 ENDEAVOUR STS 104 ATLANTIS STS 117 ATLANTIS

 

  

BRUCE MELNICK WITH BHARAT

STS 41 DISCOVERY STS 49 ENDEAVOUR

JOHN BLAHA AND BHARAT

STS 29 DISCOVERY STS 33 DISCOVERY  STS 43 ATLANTIS

STS 58 COLUMBIA  STS 79 ATLANTIS  STS 81 ATLANTIS

 

 

   

WITH NORM THAGGARD

 

WITH SAM GEMAR

 

BOB CENKER WITH BHARAT

STS 61 C COLUMBIA

DON THOMAS WITH BHARAT

STS 65 COLUMBIA STS 70 DISCOVERY STS 83 COLUMBIA STS 94 COLUMBIA