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NASA space shuttle orbiter Challenger, April 1984
退出任务并降落在加州的爱德华空军基地后,骑乘在747/太空梭航空母舰上方的NASA太空梭「挑战者号」正准备回到肯尼迪太空中心, 19844

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太空梭必须达到时速17,500哩,才能停留在太空轨道内。佛罗里达的布里瓦德县是美国太空计划的发源地。美国国家航空暨太空总署(简称NASA)的肯尼迪太空中心(John F. Kennedy Space Center)即位于此处。



猜猜看,直到现在为止,谁是史上最年青的太空人?谁又是年龄最大的太空人?瑞得(Sally Ride)是最年青的太空人,当她随着19836月发射的太空梭一起升空时,只有32岁。最老的太空人是格伦(John Glenn),他在77岁时,参加过199810月及11月的太空梭发射。

Hold on, a rocket is blasting off!

A shuttle must reach speeds of about 17,500 miles per hour to remain in orbit. And Brevard County in Florida is where America's space program all began. It is home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.

"Thrust into Space" is the title of a videotape made especially for the Local Legacies project that documents the flights made from this Space Center.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut?

Can you guess who the youngest astronaut to date is? How about the oldest astronaut? Sally Ride, the youngest astronaut, was 32 years old when she flew on the space shuttle in June 1983. The oldest is John Glenn, who was 77 when he flew on the shuttle in October and November 1998.

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