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2011-Jul-12, 09:50 PM
How much energy does it take get the space shuttle launched, into orbit, and back to Earth again? This infographic provides facts, stats and data on the soon-to-be-retired space shuttles. (...)Read the rest of Infographic: Powering the Space Shuttle (4 words) © nancy for Universe Today, 2011. | Permalink | No comment | Add to [...]

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Ronald Brak
2011-Jul-12, 11:15 PM
What stands out is how little energy it takes to get a shuttle into orbit. A launch vehicle that was reuseable like an airplane would be quite cheap. Of course that would take a lot of expensive development and some technological advances. (Note: Shuttle is not reusable like an airplane. At least not in a safety and dollars sense.)