space shuttle

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of space shuttle

: a reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between earth and space

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First Known Use of space shuttle

1950

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SPACE SHUTTLE Defined for English Language Learners

space shuttle

noun

Definition of space shuttle for English Language Learners

  • : a spacecraft that can be used more than once and that carries people into outer space and back to Earth


SPACE SHUTTLE Defined for Kids

space shuttle

noun

Definition of space shuttle for Students

: a spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between earth and space that can be used repeatedly


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