How did the space shuttle Atlantis get its name?
Atlantis This shuttle was named after the main research vessel used from 1930 - 1966 by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The vessel was set up as a laboratory for the purpose of studying water, marine life and the ocean floor.
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Name of Shuttle . No space shuttle exploded in 2004, but Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003.
Never Has Exploded . The NASA shuttle Atlantis has never exploded. As of June 2007, its most recent mission was to deliver new solar panel arrays to the International Space Station.. The shuttles Challenger and Columbia were both destroyed in separate accidents - Challenger in January 1986, and …Columbia in February 2003. All crew were lost in both accidents.. For futher information, please see the Links section. ( Full Answer )
Names of Space Shuttles . Challenger (January 28, 1986). Columbia (February 1, 2003) broke up in the atmosphere because of a hole in the wing made by a piece of foam at launch.
The names of US space shuttles are: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavor. The space shuttle generally refers to the American NASA spacecraft also called Space Transportation System (STS) and is the current U.S. manned spacecraft vehicle. The Russians did make one "…shuttle" called Buran , although it had only one (unmanned) space flight in 1988 and destroyed in 2002. The Enterprise was never flown in space. It was used to test the docking systems on the specially made 747 used to transport the shuttle from other landing sites back to Florida when the shuttle does not land at Cape Canaveral. ( Full Answer )
It hasn't blown up - Challenger and Columbia were the shuttles destroyed in accidents in 1986 and 2003 respectively.
First Space Shuttle to be lost Challenger was the first shuttle to be destroyed on January 28, 1986 during launch. Orbiter vehicle Space Shuttle Challenger was the second orbiter to join NASA's Space Shuttle fleet, with official designation, Orbiter Vehicle 099 (OV-099). Challenger was named af…ter the British Naval research vessel HMS Challenger that sailed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans during the 1870's, forever changing the course of scientific history and laying the foundation of the science of oceanography. ( Full Answer )
June 8, after the originally planned March launch was canceled due to hailstorm damage on the orbiter and fuel tank.
Buran, meaning 'snowstorm' in Russian, is the name of the Russian version of the space shuttle. It was only ever flown once, unmanned, in 1988 and was destroyed when its hangar collapsed in 2002.
The first constructed Space Shuttle was the Enterprise. It was acraft only used for handling and landing tests and study glidecharacteristics. It never traveled into space. The first flightcertified shuttle was Columbia, the first shuttle to fly into spacein 1981. First space shuttle used for testi…ng transport / return wasEnterprise, which was not made fully functional until other craftwere lost. Enterprise was the first space shuttle, but was not meant to gointo space, and was used for testing purposes. Colombia was thefirst fully- functional shuttle. Original the Space Shuttle was going to called the Constitution buta lot of fan from the Televison show "Star Trek" wrote to NASA andbecause of all the letter, NASA renamed it to "Enterprise" Also the Space Shuttle Enterprise was use in the credit for theshow "Star Trek: Enterprise" when it was pull out from the hanger Enterprise , the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, was originallyto be named Constitution (in honor of the U.S. Constitution'sBicentennial). However, viewers of the popular TV Science Fictionshow Star Trek started a write-in campaign urging the White Houseto select the name Enterprise. Columbia was the first shuttle to enter space on 12 April 1981. Theshuttle Enterprise was used before this, but never went into space. The first Space Shuttle completed was named "Enterprise", and wascompleted in 1977. It never made space flight, though, as it neverwas equipped with a functioning heat shield, or even engines. Itwas used simply for test flights within the atmosphere. The firstSpace Shuttle to complete a mission to space was named the"Columbia". It was completed in 1979, and made the first trip tospace of any Space Shuttle in 1981. ( Full Answer )
The NASA space shuttle Challenger was named after HMS Challenger, aBritish Naval vessel used for research in the 1870s that sailed thePacific and Atlantic oceans.
The Space Shuttle Fleet Consisted of 6 Orbiters, however, only 5 were used in space flight. 1. Enterprise (used for landing tests never flown in space) 2. Columbia (first Shuttle, destroyed in 2003) 3. Challenger (Destroyed in 1986) 4. Discovery (retired on March 9, 2011; will go on display …at the Smithsonian Institute) 5. Atlantis (retired July 21, 2011; will go on display at the Kennedy Space Center Complex) 6. Endeavour (retired June 1, 2011; will go on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles) ( Full Answer )
NASA held a competition in schools around the country to select thename of the new space shuttle. The name Ã¢??EndeavorÃ¢?? came fromwas a ship belonging to the British Royal Navy. In 1769, CaptainJames Cook steered the Endeavor to Tahiti to witness the transit ofVenus, an event that allows peop…le to see Venus passing across theSun. ( Full Answer )
Atlantis was first launched on 3 October 1985. It returned to Earth on 7 October 1985.
The Space Shuttle and the Apollo spacecraft were two differentprograms. The Space Shuttle, also known as the Shuttle TransportSystem, or STS, was not named after Apollo.
Atlantis is going to the Hubble Space Telescope. This will be the final servicing mission and no spacecraft will travel to Hubble after this.
The space shuttle Columbia was named for a Boston-based sloop (a type of sailboat) captained by Robert Gray, which was the first American vessel to circumnavigate the globe. It was also named after the Apollo 11 Command Module, the first manned craft to land on another celestial body.
Space Shuttle Enterprise, Space Shuttle Columbia, Space Shuttle Challenger, Space Shuttle Discovery, Space Shuttle Atlantis, and Space Shuttle Endeavour.
yes they made a important discovery about hydrogen but blew up in the atmosphere and all info on the discovery was lost i am shad0vv3
they only built one and it only made one unmanned flight, then they retired it reason unknown.
Sunday, July 19, 2009: The space shuttle " Endeavor " is presently docked in earth orbit with the International Space Station.
Each of the space shuttles were named after famous ships.. Enterprise was the first shuttle to be named although it never actually saw service. The selection of it's name was also part of a competition, the result saw it named after the Star Trek craft as well as other bearers of the name.
The orbiter was named after the British HMS Endeavour , the ship which took Captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768-1771).
NASA maintains 3 shuttle orbiters, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. As of July 2009, the most recent launch was of Endeavour. Discovery is currently scheduled for launch in late August 2009.
The shuttle's speed is close to 230 km an hour so that is the way it can orbit hte earth close to 50 times a day.
Enterprise (OV-101) - Originally to be named Constitution, the name was changed to "Enterprise" after a write-in campaign by fans of the 1960's "Star Trek" TV series. Orbital Vehicle #101 was used for the initial Approach & Landing Tests (ALT) of the Space Transportation System (STS) at NASA-Dryden… Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, Calif., and "fit checks" at launch pads 39A and 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and SLC-6 (Space Launch Complex #6) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Currently on display at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Annex near Dulles International Airport. Columbia (OV-099) - 1st reusable space shuttle to orbit Earth. Launched April 12, 1981; Lost with crew of seven during re-entry on mission STS-107 on Feb. 1, 2003 Challenger (OV-102) - Lost with crew of seven approximately 73 seconds into flight during STS-51L on Jan. 28, 1986 Atlantis (OV-103) - Decommissioned. Discovery (OV-104) - Decommissioned. Endeavour (OV-105) - Built as replacement to Challenger; name chosen during a nation-wide school contest. It utilized the British spelling and is named in honor of Capt James Cook's ship of exploration. Decommissioned. ( Full Answer )
No Space Shuttles landed on the moon. . Apollo capsules with lunar landing module went to the moon. The Apollos stayed in lunar orbit while the landing modules descended to the moon and then returned to the Apollo capsule. The capsules then returned to earth. . Apollos 8 and 10 went into lunar orb…it but returned without landing by design. The first Apollo mission to reach the moon, and land, was Apollo 11. Apollos 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 also landed on the moon and returned. Apollo 13 had an emergency, flew around the moon, and returned safely to earth. ( Full Answer )
It ended it's career in July 2011 when it completed its final mission. It will be on display at the Kennedy Space Center for visitors to see.
The first Shuttle that flew was piggy backed on top of a modified 747 and it's name was Enterprise. The first shuttle launched was Columbia.
The space shuttle challenger exploded January 28th, 1986 during departure due to faulty O rings. Not only is it believed that the rings were faulty but also the temperature outside was so cold that the O rings couldn't expand properly to form the seal they are designed to create.
Atlantis will no longer be traveling to space unless there is an emergency with the next flight.
yes, why not? it was named after a ship called Atlantis. it explored South America.
Columbia. First launched April 12, 1981. Destroyed on re-entry to Earth's atmosphere February 1, 2003
To send astronauts to the international space station and then send a prob to orbit and analyse the Jupiter.
Laika actually did not travel on an American Space Shuttle, but rather on a Russian satellite called Sputnik 2. Sputnik 2 (with Laika in it) was launched on November 3, 1957 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia on top of an R-7 rocket.
It is customary to name spacecraft in the tradition of naming naval ships. It is considered bad luck in the military (and with good reason) to fly or travel in a vessel or aircraft that has not been properly christened or named, be it on Earth or anywhere else. Previous examples were expendable spa…cecraft (e.g., Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions), where each was named individually within its specific mission/program. For example, Alan Shepard's first Mercury capsule was named Freedom 7; John Glenn's Mercury capsule was named Friendship 7, etc. All of the Mercury capsule names ended with "7", indicating the number of the original Mercury 7 Astronauts. With the Gemini and Apollo missions, each spacecraft had its own name, within the mission number. The Shuttle names continue that tradition, though being reusable, they maintained their original names throughout their history. Only the mission name/number changed. ( Full Answer )
The names of the space shuttles are: Columbia, Enterprise, Challenger, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavour. And here is some interesting information about each one: Columbia (OV-099) - 1st reusable space shuttle to orbit Earth. First launched on April 12, 1981, the 20th anniversary of the first… human spaceflight (Soviet Air Force pilot Maj. Yuri Gagarin on Apr. 12, 1961); Vehicle lost with crew of seven aboard near conclusion of STS-107/Spacelab mission during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003 over the state of Texas. Enterprise (OV-101) - Originally was to be named "Constitution" by president Gerald Ford, but was changed after a write-in campaign by fans of the 1960's " Star Trek " TV series. Orbital Vehicle #101 was used for the initial Approach & Landing Tests (ALTs) of the Space Transportation System (STS) at NASA-Dryden Flight Reseach Center, Edwards AFB, Calif. It later performed "fit checks" at launch pads 39A and 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and SLC-6 (Space Launch Complex #6) at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Once planned to be retrofitted for orbital flight, it was deemed too heavy and cost-prohibitive to be accomplished. It is currently on display at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Annex next to Dulles International Airport in McLean, Virginia, but is scheduled to be relocated to the Intrepid Air-Sea-Space Museum in New York City. Challenger (OV-102) - Second operation vehicle made its public debut during 4th of July ceremonies at NASA-Dryden while president Ronald Reagan attended landing of space shuttle orbiter Columbia after mission STS-4, declaring the STS program "fully operational." Flew first flight on STS-6 in 1984. Vehicle lost on Jan. 28, 1986 with crew of seven approximately 73 seconds into flight during mission STS-51L over the Atlantic Ocean after launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A combination of a design deficiency in the solid rocket boosters (SRBs), compounded by lower than normal and freezing temperatures overnight played contributing factors in the failure of "O" rings in the SRBs Atlantis (OV-103) - Currently in use; Scheduled to fly the last shuttle mission in the 30-year history of the STS program in June 2011 after which it will be placed on permanent display at the Kennedy Space Center. Discovery (OV-104) - The "workhorse" of the fleet, completing the most diverse space missions in the history of the program, including two "Return to Flight" missions after the loss of Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. Recently completed its final mission in 2011 and is slated to be placed on permanent display at the National Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Annex next to Dulles International Airport in McLean, Virginia. Endeavour (OV-105) - Built as replacement to Challenger; name chosen during a nation-wide contest by school children. It utilizes the British spelling and is named in honor of Capt James Cook's ship of exploration. Scheduled to launch on its 25th and final flight no earlier than May 2, 2011. Scheduled to be placed on permanent display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Calif. across from the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). ( Full Answer )
Technically, the first space shuttle was Enterprise. It was the test space shuttle. The first space-worthy space shuttle was Columbia.
The spacecraft was named after one of the first British ships of exploration. There were four ships in the fleet but the name comes specific from HMS Discovery that sailed in the late 1700's under Captain Cook.
The name of the first space shuttle that shuttled crew to and from their jobs in space is called Elicoll. After the first female shuttle commander Eileen Collins, a true hero in todays history. .
OV 104 means Orbiter Vehicle-104. NASA's fourth space-rated space shuttle, OV-104 "Atlantis," was named after the two-masted boat that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. The boat had a 17-member crew and accommodated u…p to five scientists who worked in two onboard laboratories, examining water samples and marine life. The crew also used the first electronic sounding devices to map the ocean floor. Source available in related links ( Full Answer )
The Shuttle Challenger was the first space shuttle to have a major disaster. It disintegrated during the launch process on 28 January 1986, and all hands were lost.
Columbia, Challenger, Endeavour, Discovery and Atlantis all reached low Earth orbit on numerous missions. Enterprise was a flight test orbiter intended only for glide tests and was not space worthy. Retrofitting Enterprise to be space worthy was briefly considered but found to too expensive resulti…ng in the construction of Atlantis instead. ( Full Answer )
Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Florida, where all the Space Shuttles were launched.
The names of the 6 American Space Shuttles were Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour.
Space Shuttle Atlantis' last flight was in 2011. So from 2011, she did 5 missions. Here they are in order from oldest to most recent; STS-122 STS-125 STS-129 STS-132 STS-135
Space Shuttle Enterprise is in New York, Space Shuttle Discovery is in Virginia, Space Shuttle Atlanti is in Florida, and Space Shuttle Endeavour is in California.
None of them crashed. Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart in 1986 due to a SRB explosion. Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during reentry in 2003 due to a whole in it's left wing from foam from the ET hitting it during launch.
no, space shuttle atlantis didn't blow up, the shuttles that blew up were columbia and challenger.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Pre-Show - 2013 was released on: USA: 29 June 2013 (Cape Canaveral, Florida)
Atlantis was the space shuttle used on STS-38. However, this wasthe 37th actual flight of the shuttle system. The 38th flight wason mission STS-39, which was flown by the shuttle Discovery.