Whither the Space Shuttle - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Whither the Space Shuttle PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 65897d-ZmJjM



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Whither the Space Shuttle

Description:

Whither the Space Shuttle Roger D. Launius National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution * * * * * * * During the first shuttle rendezvous mission with the ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:81
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 22
Provided by: Far8153
Learn more at: http://ssep.ncesse.org
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Whither the Space Shuttle


1
Whither the Space Shuttle
Roger D. Launius National Air and Space
Museum Smithsonian Institution
2
What Do You do for an Encore after you have been
to the Moon?
3
Early Space Shuttle Concepts
4
A Creature of Compromise
  • Approved January 5, 1972, 5.15B price tag.
  • First flight April 12-14, 1981.
  • Space Shuttle to provide routine, inexpensive,
    reliable, access to space.
  • Next step in realizing vision of multi-planetary
    human presence.
  • Viewed as one-size-fits-all space access
    vehicle.
  • Was to position U.S. as central space access
    entity in world.

5
Building the Shuttle
  • Intended to fly by 1978.
  • Two critical technological challenges
  • Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME)
  • Thermal Protection System (TPS)

6
Space Shuttle Operations
  • 1981First flight of Columbia.
  • 1982Pres. Reagan declares Space Shuttle
    operational.
  • 1986Challenger accident at launch of 25th
    flight.
  • 1988Return to flight of shuttle.
  • 1995First docking at Russian Mir space station.
  • 1998STS-95, John Glenn flight.
  • 1998First orbital assembly of ISS.
  • 2003Columbia accident on reentry. Total of 113
    missions, 111 successful.
  • 2005Return to flight, STS-115.
  • 2011135 missions flown.

7
Preparing for Launch
8
Go for Launch
9
Living and Working in Orbit
10
The EVA Experience
11
(No Transcript)
12
(No Transcript)
13
Shuttle/Mir Program, 1995-98
14
Tragedies Challenger 1986 and Columbia 2003
15
(No Transcript)
16
(No Transcript)
17
(No Transcript)
18
Building the International Space Station
19
(No Transcript)
20
Assessing the Shuttles Legacy
21
(No Transcript)
About PowerShow.com