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the space shuttle uses liquid hydrogen and oxygen from the external tank (the great big orange

cylinder that the orbiter is attached to for launch); and the SRBs (Solid

Rocket Boosters) burn a solid rocket propellant that is a mixture of

powdered aluminum and ammonium perchlorate. These are used only for launch.

The orbiter (what most people think of as "the Space Shuttle") has two

propulsion systems: OMS (Orbital Maneuvering System) used to change orbit and

to return to earth, and the RCS (Reaction Control System) used for station-

keeping and attitude control both burn hydrazine with oxygen.

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