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Space Transportation Systems (STS) are the systems and architectures that deliver payloads and humans to outer space. Learn about space shuttles, rockets and other spacecraft.

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Meteors burn up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. Why doesn't the space shuttle?

In science, we are learning about the atmosphere. It protects us from meteors because it burns them up. So, why doesn't the space shuttle burn up?


What does it take to turn a spaceship into a museum piece?

 What does it take to turn a spaceship into a museum piece?

What does it take to turn a spaceship into a museum piece? Find out what it takes to turn a spaceship into a museum piece. See more »

How to Pilot a Starship

 How to Pilot a Starship

Piloting your personal starship may be just a fantasy for now, but who knows what the future may bring? Be prepared and learn how to pilot a starship. See more »

10 Crazy Evil Spacecraft

 10 Crazy Evil Spacecraft

These 10 evil spacecraft that we hope remain fictional will make us run screaming in the other direction, should they ever darken Earth's skies. See more »

10 Fictional Spacecraft We Wish Were Real

 10 Fictional Spacecraft We Wish Were Real

We wish these 10 fictional spacecraft were real, and we bet that you do, too, fellow sci-fi junkies. What's your favorite fictional spacecraft? See more »

How the International Space Station Works

 How the International Space Station Works

How the International Space Station works is explained in this article by HowStuffWorks.com. Learn what it's like to live and work in space. See more »

How Lunar Rovers Work

 How Lunar Rovers Work

Lunar rovers have increased our knowledge of the moon by letting us travel long distances. See what's next for lunar rovers and how they've changed. See more »

How SpaceShipTwo Will Work

 How SpaceShipTwo Will Work

SpaceShipTwo will give ordinary people the chance to play astronaut for a day. If they have a lot of money, that is. Learn about SpaceShipTwo. See more »

Rocket Pictures

 Rocket Pictures

These rocket pictures explore the people, science and technologies behind rocket development. Check out this informative series of rocket pictures. See more »

How the Gemini Spacecraft Worked

 How the Gemini Spacecraft Worked

The Gemini spacecraft took 20 astronauts to space and back. Find out how the Gemini spacecraft took NASA one step closer to landing on the moon. See more »

How the Apollo Spacecraft Worked

 How the Apollo Spacecraft Worked

The Apollo spacecraft was built by NASA under the Apollo program. Learn how the Apollo spacecraft put man on the moon. See more »