Space scientists in the United States of America are developing a "reusable" spacecraft in an attempt to cut down on the expense of sending craft into space and leaving them there.
SVs Pilot in cockpit of new spacecraft (2 shots)
Ground to Air B-52 aircraft overhead, and research ship dropping and landing at Edwards Air Base (7 shots)
GV INT. Space shuttle vehicle being prepared (3 shots)
SV Model being prepared and tested (2 shots)
CU Animated pictures of shuttle in various stages of development (2 shots)
GV Animation of shuttle in orbit (3 shots)
SVs Antennas elevated from shuttle vehicle (3 shots)
SVs Animated shots of shuttle in orbit (3 shots)
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Background: Space scientists in the United States of America are developing a "reusable" spacecraft in an attempt to cut down on the expense of sending craft into space and leaving them there.
The new spacecraft, called a Reusable Space Shuttle, looks like an aircraft. It can be launched into space on a rocket, move there under its own power, and return to land on earth like an ordinary aircraft.
This film, just released by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, shows animation of the craft in development and in orbit, and actualities of the craft dropping off its air carrier and landing.