America's Orbital Workhorse (Infographic)
Artist: Karl Tate | SPACE.com Infographics Artist
Size: 18" x 72" (1 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft.)
Display your enthusiasm for the Space Program with our exclusive 18” x 72” wall poster (yes, it’s 6 feet tall!). The illustrations pull apart the Space Shuttle and detail it inside and out. The Shuttle era — 135 total flights ferrying more than 800 astronauts and other crew members — represented one of the greatest periods of innovation and exploration in the history of mankind. This detailed poster uses a cutaway view to reveal a shuttle schematic from top to bottom, along with the solid rocket fuel boosters (SRBs) and the external fuel tank that combined to get the space plane into orbit. Enjoy also the detailed schematics of Launch Pad 39-A, which was rebuilt to handle shuttle launches after serving as the launch pad for Apollo missions. The poster also presents interesting Space Shuttle facts related to launch, booster separation and other aspects of getting to orbit. Shuttles deployed 180 satellites and other palyoads, much of which supported development of the International Space Station. Own this giant poster celebrating one of the biggest and greatest spaceships ever built.
Check out the original on SPACE.com: