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As in Skylab (1972), Coombs writes in the present tense as if businesses and student groups are already booking space-shuttle passage. Again, he describes parts and layout (the shuttle is made up of a manned orbital vehicle which is ""a cross between an airplane and a true spacecraft,"" with an external tank and two solid booster rockets); takes a crew through lift-off and re-entry; describes some of the jobs that might be done in space (medical experiments, manufacture of frictionless ball bearings); then shoots ahead with a vision of future colonies
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The Space Transportation System (STS), also known internally to NASA as the Integrated Program Plan (IPP), was a proposed system of reusable manned space vehicles envisioned in 1969 to support extended operations beyond the Apollo program. NASA appropriated the name for its Space Shuttle Program, the only component of the proposal to survive Congressional funding approval).
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Commercial spaceflight is the movement of cargo, satellites, scientific payloads, and passengers beginning in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) 62 miles above the earth’s sea level by way of privately owned spacecraft and rockets.
NASA's Space Shuttle Program, officially called the Space Transportation System (STS), was the United States government's manned launch vehicle program from 1981 to 2011, with the program officially beginning in 1972. The winged Space Shuttle orbiter was launched vertically, usually carrying four to seven astronauts (although two and eight have been carried) and up to 50,000 lb (22,700 kg) of payload into low Earth orbit (LEO)