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2.8: Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations

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orbiter

The main part of the space shuttle that has wings like an airplane.

rocket

A device propelled by particles flying out one end at high speed.

satellite

An object, either natural or human made, that orbits a larger object.

space shuttle

A reusable spacecraft capable of carrying large pieces of equipment or a space station.

space station

A large spacecraft in space on which humans can live for an extended period of time.

thrust

The forward force produced by gases escaping from a rocket engine.

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