A rocket-launched spacecraft, able to land like an unpowered aircraft, used to make repeated journeys between the earth and earth orbit.
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- By sheer good luck and brilliant timing, Lee was able to watch the space shuttle Discovery launched while he was there.
- Neither the space shuttle nor conventional rockets are up to this task.
- My next day was spent on the Indian river just across from where the space shuttle leaves from its launching pad.
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