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Sunday, July 06, 2003

Space Shuttle News Reference Manual

This from the InsideKSC Yahoo Groups
There is a whole new "language" to learn when you really get into space:

STS= Space Transportation System
(However, over the many years, some writers/people have used Shuttle
Transportation System; which technically is wrong, but has become idiomatic)

ISS = International Space Station
TPS= thermal protection system (the tiles)
SRB= solid rocket booster
ET=external tank
OMS= orbital manuevering system
RCS=reaction control system

That's just a few of the very basic terms.

Here' a tremendous resource, the NSTS (National Space Transportation System)
1988 Reference Manual:

Happy reading!

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