Upgrading the Space Shuttle by National Research Council (US)

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  • Space science,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science / Astrophysics & Space Science,
  • Aeronautics & Astronautics,
  • Government policy,
  • Maintenance and repair,
  • Space shuttles,
  • Technology assessment,
  • United States

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SeriesCompass Series
ContributionsNational Research Council (Corporate Author)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10357991M
ISBN 100309063825
ISBN 109780309063821

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Upgrading the Space Shuttle (Compass Series) by National Research Council (Author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (Author), Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems (Author), Committee on Space Shuttle Upgrades (Author) & 1 moreFirst published: 21 Feb, The space shuttle is a unique national resource.

One of only two operating vehicles that carries humans into space, the space shuttle functions as a scientific laboratory and as a base for construction, repair, and salvage missions in low Earth orbit.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Staff, National Upgrading the Space Shuttle book Council.

Upgrading the Space Shuttle. Washington: National Academies Press, © NASA will present a set of proposed shuttle upgrades, approved as well as under study, and the rationale and criteria used to select the upgrades. The committee will assess NASA's approach to upgrading the space shuttle in a single final report.

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Upgrading the space shuttle. [National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Space Shuttle Upgrades.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. HEDS (Human Exploration and Development of Space Enterprise) is implementing the shuttle upgrade program to improve reliability, performance, and longevity of Space Shuttle operations to meet ISS needs and human exploration goals beyond (NASA, ).

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