Machines don't just happen. They are dreamt, designed, developed, built and flown. The Space Shuttle Orbiter came out of the same malaise era that brought us rich Corinthian leather, 180 HP V8s and chassis stiffness akin to a wet sheet. Nonetheless, the orbiter was a remarkable machine. It was designed and built by Rockwell International in Palmdale, CA after an extensive design competition to develop the next generation of space vehicle after the Apollo program and the a Saturn V. The...

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Created in the 80s by analysts at Rockwell International and that it was called the "Integrated Space Plan."

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Rockwell International Integrated Space Plan

Rockwell International Integrated Space Plan

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