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Published on Sep 25, 2017

Made by primary contractor Rockwell International, this short film provides an overview of the Space Shuttle program which is described as a "new era in space flight". The film makes many promises which would not hold up over the life of the shuttle program, but which were great sales tools at the time! One of these is a comment that each re-usable Space Shuttle will "be used 100 times or more" (note: Discovery ended up making 39 missions, the most of any shuttle). At 1:00, the film comments on the Space Shuttle Enterprise (or #101) which has recently completed landing tests. It also mentions #102 the Columbia, which shares its name with the Apollo 11 CSM. The film goes on to show the mission profile for the shuttles through animation and artwork. The film mentions that the Space Shuttle may allow new opportunities to manufacture metal alloys in weightlessness, or produce new biomedical products and medicines, and more. The shuttle will also allow servicing of satellites and construction of many things in space including -- space power stations. (Still waiting on those!)

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