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View Resource Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

In 2000 the Space Shuttle Endeavour was able to conserve enough fuel to complete its mission and create the world's most accurate topographic maps. With this site, users can track the mission and view some samples of the extraordinary images being produced. At the SRTM homepage, users will find news updates, background information, some quick facts, related links, an overview of the mission's...

https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/
View Resource NASA Human Space Flight Realtime Data

Wondering when that spacecraft will be cruising over your city during the next ten days? Visit the NASA Human Space Flight Realtime Data page to find out. Satellite sighting information by city is provided by NASA's Johnson Space Center. Visitors to the site can choose a city from the list provided or enter their location using the nifty NASA Skywatch Java applet. Other highlights of the NASA...

https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/
View Resource Latest Space Shuttle News

This site from NASA offers the latest news on the space shuttle program. It features a variety of articles on the program. Links to other sites on the shuttle program provide provide resources such as posters, educational materials and interactive resources. Users can use the site to learn more about the most recent space shuttle missions or any of the past missions.

https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/
View Resource Space Shuttle: The Next Generation

In a May 2003 online feature of Popular Science magazine, several potential candidates for replacing NASA's aging space shuttles are examined. Although budget problems have made the outlook somewhat bleak for any new designs in the near future, a number of existing proposals are outlined. An especially eye-catching concept is an enormous flying wing, which would climb to 40,000 feet and serve as a...

https://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-space/article/2003-...
View Resource STS-99 Mission Control Center Status Reports

In 2000 the Space Shuttle Endeavour was able to conserve enough fuel to complete its mission and create the world's most accurate topographic maps. With this site, users can track the mission and view some samples of the extraordinary images being produced. The STS-99 Mission Status Reports site contains the news from Mission Control.

https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/sts99/index.h...
View Resource CAIB Report: Columbia Accident Investigation Board

The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster took place on February 1, 2003. For the next seven months, a group of scientists have been compiling evidence to determine what went wrong and how to prevent future accidents. At this NASA website, visitors can read the findings of this extensive report. Within the report interface, users can view six short movies illustrating the launch, the foam striking the...

https://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/index.html
View Resource NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond

Since the tragic accident involving the space shuttle Columbia, the remainder of NASA's space shuttle fleet has been grounded indefinitely. This paper is "a periodically updated document demonstrating our progress toward safe return to flight and implementation of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board recommendations." Nearly 250 pages in length, the paper looks at specific systems of the...

https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/53420main_RTF_vol1_rev1_1_ALL_11210...
View Resource NASA's Return to Flight

Since the Columbia tragedy of two years ago, NASA has spent a great deal of time getting ready for its next mission, and this well-thought-out website provides a host of important information about the next mission, which has a launch window beginning in May. Designed for the general public this site affords interested parties some unique insight into the details of both the enhanced shuttle...

https://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/main/