Coming This Year: Reusable Link with Space

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 7, Pg. 58-60

Document Type: Feature article


Scheduled for launch in early 1980, the Space Shuttle is the first reusable space vehicle. It will reduce space flight cost, saving an estimated $11.2 billion between 1980 and 1991. This space vehicle will service, refurbish, and refuel satellites in space; retrieve them for repair and reuse; and be used for a variety of tests and experiments in space, some of which are mentioned in the article. Article covers construction of ground facilities for launch and landing of the Shuttle.

Subject Headings: Vehicles | Scheduling | Flight | Satellites | Vegetation | Launching and landing | Construction management

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