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Illustration of the Space Shuttle Endeavour lifting off. The space shuttle is a reusable space plane with a large cargo carrying capacity. It is launched by solid rocket boosters and a disposable liquid fuel tank which feeds the main engines on the orbiter. After launch the solid rockets and fuel tank are discarded and only the orbiter reaches space. The orbiter re-enters the atmosphere and glides to its landing.
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