space shuttle

space shuttle (plural space shuttles)

  1. Any vehicle capable of travelling repeatedly between the Earth's surface and outer space carrying people or cargo.
  2. Any vehicle capable of repeatedly travelling between destinations in outer space carrying people or cargo.
Space Shuttle

space shuttle

  1. A space transportation system developed by NASA consisting of a reusable winged orbiter, a set of recoverable booster rockets and a fuel tank.
  2. The reusable winged orbiter of this system.
Related terms Translations
  • French: navette spatiale
  • Portuguese: ônibus espacial
  • Russian: многора́зовый тра́нспортный косми́ческий кора́бль
  • Spanish: transbordador espacial

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