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ARCHIVE: Launchpad: Firing the Space Shuttle Main Engines

ARCHIVE: Launchpad: Firing the Space Shuttle Main Engines

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Learn about the chemical reaction that occurs when liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen are combined to operate the space shuttle's three main engines. See how this controlled explosion moves the shuttle up into orbit.

Published on: May 11, 2011

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NASA; NASA eClips; NIA; Launchpad; secondary; videos; education; engineering; technology; science; shuttle; engines; oxygen; hydrogen; propellant; chemical reaction; potential energy; physics; chemistry, High School, STEM, NGSS, SEP1, questions, problems,