The Space Shuttle
Soon after the start of the space race, a major problem with space flight became obvious: it was really expensive.
The high cost of space flight was in large part due to the fact that every rocket and spacecraft was expendable. Every trip meant a new rocket and a new vehicle.
To solve this problem, in the early 1970s, the United States launched a new program to create a reusable spacecraft.
Learn more about the rise and fall of the Space Transportation System, aka the Space Shuttle on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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