Where was the space shuttle built?
The first space shuttle, The Enterprise, was completed on September 17, 1976. On July 26, 1972, Rockwell International won a $2.6 billion contract to build the space shuttle orbiter.
Enterprise was the first shuttle built, although it was not constructed to enter space but as a test vehicle. Construction began in 1974, and Enterprise was completed in 1976. The first completely space-worthy shuttle, Columbia, was constructed between 1975 and 1979. Actually, The first space shuttle/rocket was built/discovered in the 1300s by the Chinese. But they ended up using them as Chinese Fireworks instead. That idea was taken, tweaked a little and created the rockets/space…
It was built went into space a bunch and got retired. That is all. But there is a conspiracy that the Nasa Space shuttle was built by aliens. Aliens landed on earth in the shuttle and nasa took it repainted it and put on their logo. To this day there is no proof that this has actually happened. The aliens were not with the ship which leads them to believe the aliens are still our…
The space shuttle discovery and any other space shuttle for that manner is only designed to orbit Earth. The space shuttle does not have enough fuel or produce enough energy to leave Earths gravitational pull. The only manned spacecraft to do so was the Saturn V rocket, built by Whener Von Braun during the 1960's.
Because the space station is in such a bad orbit for US spacecraft to launch to, it takes about 2 days in space for the shuttle to rendevous with the space station. The space station was built by the US & Russians, spacecraft from both countries had to be able to send supplies up on a regular basis, so the orbit of the ISS is difficult for the shuttle to reach.
The first shuttle to explode during a mission was the space shuttle Challenger back in 1986. It exploded 73 seconds after launch, killing all 7 people aboard. Space Shuttle Endeavour was built to replace Challenger. The most recent shuttle disaster was in 2003 with space shuttle Columbia. The shuttles heat tiles were damaged during launch. The damaged tiles were not able to protect the shuttle effectively and exploded killing all 7 astronauts aboard.