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NASA eClips™: Firing the Space Shuttle Main Engines
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 9-12

Length: 5 minutes 16 seconds

NASA eClips™: Launchpad
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Learn about the chemical reaction that occurred when liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen were combined to operate the space shuttle's three main engines. See how this controlled explosion moved the shuttle up into orbit.

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