Definition of Space shuttle

1. Noun. A reusable spacecraft with wings for a controlled descent through the Earth's atmosphere.

Definition of Space shuttle

1. Proper noun. A space transportation system developed by NASA consisting of a reusable winged orbiter, a set of recoverable booster rockets(,) and a fuel tank. ¹

2. Proper noun. The reusable winged orbiter itself. ¹

3. Noun. Any vehicle capable of travelling repeatedly between the Earth's surface and outer space carrying people or cargo. ¹

4. Noun. Any vehicle capable of repeatedly travelling between destinations in outer space carrying people or cargo. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Space Shuttle

space reddenings
space request
space requests
space research
space researches
space retainer
space rock
space rocket
space satellite
space satellites
space science
space sciences
space sense
space ship
space ships
space shuttle (current term)
space sickness
space simulation
space simulator
space simulators
space station
space stations
space suit
space suits
space suppression
space technologies
space technology
space tourism
space travel
space vehicle

Literary usage of Space shuttle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Space Flight: The First Thirty Years (1993)
"... Grippen On its debut flight, the space shuttle proved that it could safely reach Earth orbit and return through the atmosphere to land like an airplane. ..."

2. High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles (1998)
"Military space shuttle Plans and Operations NASA's manned space shuttle ... Another launch vehicle, preferably the space shuttle, now had to replace them. ..."

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