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Shuttle During Launch Phase

Launch Seat Assignments
Four crewmembers on the flight deck, the rest on the middeck.

The Shuttle Operational Data Book includes many system schematics in PDF format.

Flight Plan
Follow the crew's activities at launch and throughout the mission.

Orbiter Systems
The Space Shuttle Reference Manual provides detailed data about onboard shuttle systems, including instruments and equipment required during launch.

Ascent and orbit insertion statistics are available here in PDF format.

Launch FAQ
Frequently asked questions about launch.

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