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Space Shuttle Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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Shuttle Aeronautics

  • Fact Sheet
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  • Vocabulary
  • Word Search
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  • Dot-to-Dot
  • Phases
  • Aeronautics
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    Cmdr Collins

  • grid of crossword puzzle



    Landing gear located under the orbiter's belly

    3 A control system using a set of engines located on each side of the aft fuselage during re-entry. First word only.
    4 A control surface located on the vertical stabilizer controlling yaw.
    6 This engine system is used to move the orbiter into orbit and out of orbit. Middle word used.
    7 Triangular shaped wings.
    11 A control surface that combines the work of an aileron and an elevator.
    13 The center of the orbiter's fuselage that holds the payload.
    14 The 3 Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) give this.


    Part of the crew compartment.
    4 Located on the tail section it slows the orbiter's speed.
    5 These doors open the cargo bay.
    8 These small rocket engines located around the orbiter's nose are the forward control ________ .
    9 Landing gear located under this front end of the orbiter.
    10 A hinged control surface connected to the aft fuselage.
    12 Commander of STS-93.

    Answer Key



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