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ARCHIVE: Real World: Shuttle Safety

ARCHIVE: Real World: Shuttle Safety

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While the shuttle flew, safety and protecting the shuttle astronauts was a top priority. Computer modeling and simulation was used to help engineers evaluate the probability of malfunctions in everything from shuttle valves to the thermal protection system. The shuttle, retired in 2011, was central to NASA's explorations for 30 years. This website looks back at the Shuttle's historic missions, the people it flew into space, and its achievements.

Published on: November 02, 2009

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