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Orbiter
 

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      the part of the space shuttle that looked like an airplane. It flew into space and back down. The orbiter carried people and equipment.
 



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Astronauts lived and worked in the orbiter during space shuttle missions.

The orbiter landed safely after a trip to the space station.





Related Links:
What Was the Space Shuttle?
Posters of Five Space Shuttle Orbiters

 

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A space shuttle orbiter landing on the hard surface at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
The orbiter is about to touch down at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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