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Shuttle Details

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STS-107 Investigation Reference Page

Shuttle Basics
Learn about the various components that make up the space shuttle.

Space Shuttle Reference Manual
The Shuttle Reference Manual, most recently revised in 1988, is an in depth technical guide to space shuttle equipment and operations. It was accurate in 1988 and while most of the information provided here from the manual is still accurate today, some facts may be outdated.

Space Shuttle Annual Reports
*2001 Annual Report (PDF file 6.2 Mb)
*2000 Annual Report (PDF file 3.7 Mb)
*1999 Annual Report (PDF file 3.6 Mb)

Shuttle Statistics
Excerpts of the flight data book are provided in PDF format

Shuttle Reference

Space Shuttle Reference

The graphic above depicts the Space Shuttle coordinate system and both front and rear views of the orbiter.

General Information

How to be an Astronaut
Instructions, applications and more...

Working for NASA
Discover, innovate, invent...

Frequently Asked Questions
A compilation of responses to Ask the Crew and Ask MCC.

NASA Acronym List
A searchable list of commonly used acronyms.

Fact Sheet Library
A PDF document library of many of the topics from this website.

Mission Control Center
Flight Controller positions at JSC Mission Control Center.

Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology
An online PDF (3.5M) chronicle of EVAs conducted since the dawn of the space age.

Links to Related Sites
A list of informative NASA and Shuttle related websites

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 12/03/2010
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