Friday, October 22

How did the Orbiter Vehicle work? (Space Shuttle)

How did the Orbiter Vehicle work? (Space Shuttle)

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🎇Space Shuttle Launch:
🌎ISS Animation:
🚀Apollo Spacecraft Animation:

👨‍🚀Thanks to NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane for reviewing this video!
His book “Riding Rockets”:
His son wrote a book too! “The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle”:

Thanks to @Scott Manley for reviewing this video. His channel has a lot more about rockets and space.

00:00 – Intro
00:45 – Overview
01:35 – Typical Mission
04:03 – Orbiter Construction
04:46 – Main Parts of Orbiter
06:08 – Crew Compartment
08:27 – Aft Fuselage
10:28 – Payload Bay
13:00 – Problem Solving

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⌨Some of the 3D models in this video were purchased however, I did make some modifications to them.
Space Shuttle:
Hubble Space Telescope:
International Space Station:
Launch Complex 39a:

📖Book Sources:
NASA Space Shuttle, 1981 onwards (all models), Owners’ Workshop Manual
Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System by Dennis R. Jenkins
The History of the American Space Shuttle by Dennis R. Jenkins
Wings In Orbit: Scientifics and Engineering Legacis of the Space Shuttle
Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011, by Rick Houston
Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia by Rowland White

🌐Internet Sources: – The Space Shuttle (NASA/William Shatner) – First Space Shuttle Launch – STS-1 (1981) – Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 – Amazing Shuttle Launch Experience – Documentary Inside the Space Shuttle – The Space Shuttle’s Last Flight (Reel Truth Science Documentaries)–Qg – Inside Space Shuttle Discovery 360 – Modern Marvels: How the Space Shuttle Works – Engineering Connections (Richard Hammdons) – Space Shuttle – Space Shuttle Era: Main Engines – The Space Shuttle’s Last Flight – 2011 Documentary

🎵Music: (
“Edge of the Sea” by Cody Martin
“Verge Of Discovery” by Cody Martin
“Frontier” by Shimmer

🟠Made with Blender 2.83, Cycles Render

🎧Here is some of the gear that I use for animation:
Graphics Card: GTX 1080ti
CPU: i7-8700k
Motherboard: Asus Prim Z370-A
Microphone: Samson Go Mic
Mouse: Logitech G600
Chair: Staples Gaming Chair

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