A skeleton for the Orbiter: structure and mechanisms

  • Davide Sivolella
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Even before the Apollo program with its moonlandings reached its conclusion, the American aerospace community set about designing and building the next space program. Although with trips only in low Earth orbit it looked less exciting than the lunar missions, the new spaceship was to be something completely different from its predecessors.


Crew Member Landing Gear Delta Wing Heat Shield Thermal Protection System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Sivolella
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineer, Thomson AirwaysLondon Luton AirportLondonUnited Kingdom

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