a reusable vehicle that can carry people or objects into orbit around the earth and return to be used again for subsequent trips; -- distinguished from rockets that are used only once. The present (1997) American space shuttle is a manned vehicle, having an external fuel tank that is expendable and not re-used.
The space craft developed by NASA. The American President ordered the shuttle to be launched to investigate space ships and a base on the Moon. It was crewed by Morgan Evans and Dave Ricardo. Before it reached the Moon it was destroyed by a Thargon ship during a battle with the Sorsons. The crew were rescued by the Tomorrow People.
a reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between earth and space