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. Image Credit: NASA

      the part of the space shuttle that looks like an airplane, flies into space and back down again, carrying people and equipment

Astronauts live and work in the orbiter during space shuttle missions.

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

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