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    This is the first of two episodes on the the Space Shuttle’s systems and operations. We talk to Davide Sivolella, an aerospace engineer who has written a quite technical book on the shuttle. In this episode we talk about some of the shuttle’s systems, including the structure, the engines, the boosters and the thermal protection system.

    A Correction: Davide mentioned that the external tank is manufactured in New Jersey. This is wrong. It is built in Lousiana.

    A related omega tau episode is episode 43, Flying the Space Shuttle.

    Davide Sivolella’s book on the Space Shuttle

    Jeff Hoffman’s Lecture Series on the Shuttle

    David Woods’ book on Apollo

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    Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar (WP)

    Polar orbit (WP)

    Vandenberg Air Force Base – Home

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    Lifting body (WP)

    Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (WP)

    EELV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

    Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (WP)

    North American X-15 (WP)

    Single-stage-to-orbit (WP)

    Tsiolkovsky rocket equation (WP)

    Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation

    Titanium (WP)

    Hot Structures – NASA

    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (WP)

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    Silica fiber (WP)

    Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Demonstration – YouTube

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    Fiberglass (WP)

    Obrital Maneuvering System


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    Surface tension (WP)

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    Space Shuttle Main Engine (WP)

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    Staged combustion cycle (rocket) (WP)

    Max Q (WP)

    Dynamic pressure (WP)

    Glass cockpit (WP)

    IMU (WP)

    Gimbal lock (WP)

    ADA (WP)

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