It has the nose of an aeroplane, and the tail of an aeroplane and its made to carry cargo, but the cargo is headed for or returning from space.
MV-wing of the space shuttle
ZOOM out from wing to tail to front
drawing of craft in space
projection (5 shots)
(INT) close circuit T.V.
(EXT)men looking at space shuttle, projection turning
shorts of crafts
ZOOM in doors closing
Reporter to camera
TRANSCRIPT: MAN;Over the last six years, we've been studying now best to use the shuttle from a pay load point of view and it turns out that we feel the most cost beneficial aspect of the shuttle is it's 2-way ability....and continue to operate.
REPORTER: What does this save in the sense of dollars in space operations?
MAN: Well, for the 14 missions that we have studied from an economic point of view over the next 8 years....saving 250 million dollars.
.......says that another way or describe this cost saving concept......more science for the "buck".
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Background: It has the nose of an aeroplane, and the tail of an aeroplane and its made to carry cargo, but the cargo is headed for or returning from space. In effect, the space shuttle is a transportation system.........the idea is to make future space travel a great deal cheaper.......