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Space Shuttle Orbiter (for Vue)
Offered By: RPublishing
-Orig. Created by: JHoagland
Downloadable File Size:
10.64 M (approx.)
Uploaded on: 2/13/07
System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Vue 4 or higher
File Format: Vue d`Esprit
This product contains: vob and/ or vue files.
Texturing: Texture Maps
This product uses image maps for textures.
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|NASA`s Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States government`s current manned launch vehicle. The winged shuttle orbiter is launched vertically, usually carrying five to seven astronauts (although eight have been carried) and up to 50,000 lb (22 700 kg) of payload into low earth orbit. When its mission is complete, it fires its maneuvering thrusters to drop out of orbit and re-enters the earth`s atmosphere. During the descent and landing, the shuttle orbiter acts as a glider and makes a completely unpowered landing.|
The Shuttle is the only winged manned spacecraft to achieve orbit and land. It carries large payloads to various orbits, provides crew rotation for the International Space Station (ISS), and performs servicing missions. The orbiter can also recover satellites and other payloads from orbit and return them to Earth, but this capacity has not been used often. However, it has been used to return large payloads from the ISS to earth, as the Russian Soyuz spacecraft has limited capacity for return payloads. Each Shuttle was designed for a projected lifespan of 100 launches or 10 years` operational life.
The program started in the late 1960s and has dominated NASA`s manned operations since the mid-1970s. According to the Vision for Space Exploration, use of the Space Shuttle will be focused on completing assembly of the ISS in 2010 (more specifically, the construction completion of the ISS), after which it will be replaced by the Orion Spacecraft.
- - - This Product Includes - - -
.: Orbiter :.
The "space shuttle" vehicle, which includes the following:
Vue vob files:
-Shuttle Engine Cover
-Shuttle In Space
.: Textures :.
Accurate texture maps for all SIX (6) shuttle names. And, yes, the paint jobs/ textures for each shuttle are slightly different: some paint jobs include the US flag while some simply have the NASA logo.
Enterprise (named for the starship from the Star Trek TV series; only used for liftoff and landing tests and did not actually fly into space)
Challenger (this shuttle, and all aboard, were lost on January 28, 1986)
Discovery (the "return to flight" shuttle was the first to launch after the Challenger disaster)
Columbia (this shuttle, and all aboard, were lost on February 2, 2003)
Explorer **This is a full-sized replica at Kennedy Space Center and was never flown.**
Texture templates included in file... use them to make your own textures.
.: Launch and Recovery System :.
Includes the following extra parts:
Center, orange fuel tank (parented to Orbiter).
Right and left white solid rocket boosters (parented to the center tank).
Engine cover: to protect engines when the shuttle is transported back to the launch site on top of a 747 aircraft (parented to Orbiter).
.: 747 (JumboJet) Add-ons :.
Note the 747 (JumboJet) is available as a separate product.
TWO (2) textures and MAT poses:
--NASA 1 (red, white, blue)
--NASA 2 (blue and silver)
For more information about the space shuttle, or to see a lift-off, please visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center website: (link opens in new window)
Also see the Wikipedia site: (link opens in new window)
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