It doesn’t matter where in the house you will place the Space Shuttle lamp, it most certainly will fill the room with the same awesomeness as back when the Space Shuttle was launched for the last time, on the 8th of July, 2011.
The Space Shuttle
SpaceX is not the only aerospace company with reusable rockets. NASA’s Space Shuttle was also partially reusable! Although the costs per launch of around $450 million is much more expensive than the $27 million a Falcon 9 launch costs. The Falcon Heavy also costs much less: ‘only’ $90 million.
The very first Space Shuttle was called ‘Enterprise’ and it was solely build for atmospheric flight tests. It had no orbital capability. Thereafter, the Columbia, Challenger, Endeavour, Discovery and Atlantis were built. Both the Challenger and Columbia were destroyed in mission accidents. The Challenger was destroyed in 1986 and the Columbia in 2003.
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