everydayastronautThis toy Space Shuttle Orbiter can fit in my hand but did you know the real Space Shuttle Orbiter could fit a school bus in its payload bay?! 🙀
- theglutenfreenerdSuch a great pic!! Love your account 😃❤🚀
- themubarekoneThat's why it took ages to build the ISS I believe. Cargo capacity was OK but when you wanted to send it to LEO, you had a serious problem.
- jwise11and it had reusable rockets!
- thatsmoakgirl"Objective: move the payload." @calebmoll
- shashank_samddrI don't believe it , it's April fool's day
- shashank_samddrWhy so small 😕? Cool
- everydayastronaut@themubarekone the Shuttle could deliver its entire payload to LEO and only LEO. It couldn't deliver beyond LEO. But there's no such thing as delivering anything below LEO
- toastehmonstah@everydayastronaut delivery below LEO would just be a cruise missile right? 😅
- everydayastronaut@jwise11 more like refurbishable. The side solid rocket boosters would splash down in the ocean and were completely re-painted, repacked and redone! It's been questioned whether it was cheaper to do all that than to just build a new one!
- shashank_samddr@everydayastronaut now I believe 😁
- jwise11@everydayastronaut as long as you educate with the facts that rockets have been reused/refurbished for 30 years. Hopefully SpaceX will be successful in streamlining the process.
- everydayastronaut@jwise11 for sure! The space shuttle was a huge part of our history and I'm excited to share the beauties and the flaws with the system. I always stress that the RS-25 is the first engine to actually been reused!
- gallery24xgreat!!! Look at my super photo!!! Only the Best! follow me #gallery24x
- nicholasdenmonThere we go!
- godworksoutI still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. — Doug McLeod #atheism #godworksout
- weslindenThanks for this one! Have a great day!
- screwtapedcGorgeous! Love it!
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