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Fun Facts about Spacecrafts:

– The length of the space shuttle is 184 feet and it weighs 4.5 million pounds.
–  The space shuttle was the first piece of space exploration technology that was reusable.
–  Although over 600 astronauts have flown to outer space on the space shuttle, only about seven can fly out at one time.
–  The longest orbit of the space shuttle lasted 17 ½ days.
–  The space shuttle takes off like a rocket yet lands like a plane.
–  The fuel for the space shuttle is mostly made of oxygen and hydrogen.
–  Most space shuttle launches occurred during the day time.
–  The first space shuttle test flight took place in 1981.
–  The space shuttle completed 135 missions.
–  There have been five space shuttles which were named Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis.
–  All space shuttles launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
–  Before a space shuttle could launch weather conditions such as precipitation, lightning, wind, and humidity were strongly considered.
–  Japan successfully landed an unmanned spacecraft on an asteroid, collected samples in 2005. The probe returned to Earth in 2010.
–  There is an area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where no longer needed spacecrafts are and have been routinely deposited.
–  The CIA once “kidnapped” a Soviet spacecraft overnight, took it apart, studied it, reassembled it, and sent it back without the Soviets realizing.
–  The spacecraft Solar Probe Plus will achieve a speed of 432,000 mph, making it the fastest man-made object ever built.
– The British are close to having a single stage spacecraft capable of over 180 spaceflights a year.
–  The memory used in the Apollo spacecraft’s computer was based on weaving thin copper wires around magnetic doughnuts.
– The Voyager 1 spacecraft is still alive and well.
– While Armstrong was still on the surface of the moon, a Soviet spacecraft crashed into a Luna mountain range.
–  The first view of the far side (or “dark side”) of the moon was carried out in 1959 by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3.
–  While in orbit, the space shuttle travels around Earth at a speed of about 17,500 miles (28,000 kilometers) per hour.
–  The space shuttle isn’t just a mode of transport: It’s a laboratory, too.
–  There have been 22 Spacelab missions where science, astronomy, and physics have been studied inside a special module carried on the space.
–  Spacelab, a reusable laboratory built for use on space shuttle flights, allowed scientists to perform experiments in microgravity.
–  On the STS-7 mission, the social activities of ant colonies in zero gravity were examined.
–  The space shuttle’s Thermal Protection System, or heat shield, contains more than 30,000 tiles that are constructed essentially of sand.
–  The first recorded use of the word spacecraft was in 1929. Spaceship was first used in 1880.
–  The term flying saucer was coined in 1947. UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) followed in 1953.
–  From 1981 to 2011, the five US Space Shuttle craft flew half a billion miles on their 134 flights.
–  A spacesuit protects astronauts from extreme temperatures.
–  NASA’s first spacewalks took place during the Gemini program.
–  Astronauts wear orange spacesuits called ‘launch and entry suits’ during launch and landing of the space shuttle.
–  An EVA is a spacewalk that takes place outside of a spacecraft. EVA stands for ‘extravehicular activity.’
–  Twelve men have walked on the moon, two each on six different Apollo missions.
–  Alan Shepard is the only person to hit a golf ball on the moon.
–  The Apollo spacesuit was basically a one-piece suit, which astronauts entered from the back. Each suit was made to fit each astronaut.
–  On Oct. 11, 1984, Kathryn Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to walk in space.
–  On Feb. 9, 1995, Bernard A. Harris Jr. became the first African-American to perform a spacewalk.
–  Cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyev holds the record for the most spacewalks – 16, with a total duration of 82 hours and 22 minutes.
–  Putting on a spacesuit takes 45 minutes, including the time it takes to put on the special undergarments that help keep astronauts cool.
–  Voyager 1 actually launched after Voyager 2.
–  In its final act of photography, Voyager 1 snapped the only existing portrait of our solar system.