One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rocket-launched spacecraft, able to land like an unpowered aircraft, used to make repeated journeys between the earth and earth orbit.
- ‘The decision to build the space shuttle, and to do so as cheaply as possible, led to many of the problems we now face.’
- ‘Pilot astronauts have primary responsibility for guiding the space shuttle safely to and from orbit.’
- ‘The whole world watched, as the orbiting space shuttle released the Moonlander module.’
- ‘NASA became involved in 1994, when the space shuttle Endeavour recorded radar images of the earth.’
- ‘Today, the weight of a space shuttle at launch is approximately 95 percent fuel.’
- ‘Neither the space shuttle nor conventional rockets are up to this task.’
- ‘The same rocket fuel that helps launch the space shuttle has been used to save lives by destroying land mines.’
- ‘Trip the master switch and a complex series of events eventually leads to the blast off of the space shuttle.’
- ‘Nasa decided to leave space shuttle Discovery on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida.’
- ‘By sheer good luck and brilliant timing, Lee was able to watch the space shuttle Discovery launched while he was there.’
- ‘My next day was spent on the Indian river just across from where the space shuttle leaves from its launching pad.’
- ‘In 1984, the USA space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth after its maiden flight.’
- ‘Yesterday afternoon he ventured outside the space shuttle Atlantis orbiting 100 miles above the Earth.’
- ‘This photo was taken out the window of the space shuttle while in orbit.’
- ‘The space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to return to Earth early this morning.’
- ‘The next big step in our effort to conquer space was the launch of the space shuttle in 1981.’
- ‘After a two-and-a-half year hiatus, America has a space shuttle back in orbit.’
- ‘In 1990 the space shuttle recovered an old satellite and brought it back to earth.’
- ‘Hubble was launched and placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990.’
- ‘The death of the seven astronauts aboard the Challenger space shuttle recently made headline news in the UK.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.