Space Shuttle
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Why do scientists use full scale mock ups of shuttles before actual space missions?

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2011-12-04 19:09:53

They use these models to...

  • Train- Crew members can learn to use the controls and get used

    to living in the vehicles. Practice is needed for every situation

    possible.

  • Test- This lets them test all parts of the craft, which is very

    important for safety. If one thing was to go wrong in space,

    everyone on the ship could die.


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