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Title: After the Apollo missions were cancelled, both Russia and the USA put space stations in orbit around our planet


1

Space Stations
  • After the Apollo missions were cancelled, both
    Russia and the USA put space stations in orbit
    around our planet


2
SPI 0807.T/E.2 (Eng Des Process) US.88 (Space
Race)
Science
Notes

Space Shuttles
Both Russia and the USA
designed reusable spacecraft with wings that
could glide back down to Earth.
3
SPI 0807.T/E.2 (Eng Des Process) US.88 (Space
Race)
Science
Notes
  • Space Shuttle
  • A key feature was that is was reusable
  • It could glide back to earth and land like an
    airplane
  • Was used to carry satellites to and from Earths
    orbit
  • Was used to carry supplies to the International
    Space Station

4

Space Shuttles
  • The Russian shuttle only flew in orbit once, and
    it was unmanned.

  • US shuttles successfully completed 135 manned
    orbital missions.
  • US built five shuttles (1) Enterprise, (2)
    Columbia,
  • (3) Challenger, (4) Discovery, and (5) Atlantis

5
SPI 0807.T/E.2 (Eng Des Process) US.88 (Space
Race)
Science
Notes
  • Space Shuttles
  • US program had two space shuttle disasters

Challenger (1986) -exploded 73 seconds after lift
off Columbia (2003) -burned up during atmospheric
re-entry
  • Challenger (1986) -6 astronauts killed
  • Click on the link below and watch to the 315
    mark
  • Link Challenger Explosion Video

Columbia (2003) -7 astronauts killed Click on
the link below and watch the video Link Columbia
Disaster Video
6
  • The Internation Space Station (1998 to present)
  • ISS is a habitable space station in orbit around
    our planet
  • 6 to 10 people can live there for months


7
Brainpop Video
SPI 0807.T/E.2 (Eng Des Process) US.88 (Space
Race)
Science
  • Lets watch a Brainpop video about the ISS
  • Click on this link and log in Brainpop website
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