Space Shuttle: The Complete Missions [VIDEO]
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The Space Shuttle is a launch system and orbital spacecraft that is operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) over the last thirty years (1981-2011). The Space Shuttle completed 135 missions. The Space Shuttle Atlantis performed the 135th launch. The Space Shuttle fleet delivered the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and many satellites. Two of the shuttles were lost as part of the program, the Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. Nature.com put together a re-cap of all 135 missions in the video above.