Gaviña, of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, asks the question:
Thompson, of Cleveland, Ohio, asks the question:
I know the shuttle
is basically a glider when it returns to Earth, as it has
no fuel left. Would it be able to return safely if the crew
were unable to unload the payload bay while in orbit, or would
the added weight prevent a safe return?
of Madrid, Spain, asks the question:
|My question is about
the flight directors. I would like to know if all the missions
have the same flight director or if it changes for every mission.
Also, I would like to know how many flight directors are available
in NASA, and how they reach the level of flight director. Thanks.|
of Kristinehamn, Sweden, asks the question:
|I have a question regarding
the shuttle's payload bay radiators. What color do they have?
In some pictures they are blue, but in others they are gray!
Salzer, of Maineville, Ohio, asks the question:
What is composition
of the breathing atmosphere provided in the ISS? Is it the
same on the shuttle or other flights? Also, what pressure
Richman, of Anaheim, Calif., asks the question:
|In the MCC, there are
three main large viewing monitors displaying the shuttle's orbital
elements, and the right-most panel displays a virtual image
indicating what appears to be attitude or direction. I notice
the small grayish objects that seem to wander around the horizon.
What do these represent? |
Evans, of Savannah, Ga., asks the question:
possible to see the space shuttle or the space station pass
over my city during the daytime hours? |
Luhn, of Chicago, Ill., asks the question:
|Since the shuttle is
moving faster than the ISS until it catches up to it, physics
would dictate that it must also be in a higher orbit. How much
higher is the shuttle's orbit than the ISS' while it is catching
Harney, of Laurel, Md., asks the question:
|On the graphic that
has a green cone that depicts the station and shuttle during
the docking phase, what does it mean when the color of the station
and text turns to red?|
Brumleve, of Lebanon, Ohio, asks the question:
|Many structures on
the ISS and in the shuttle payload bays have white fabric coverings.
What are they made of, and what do they do? |