Definitions for "space shuttle"
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
Keywords:  antique, comparison
an antique by comparison
Keywords:  metre, equipment, piece, long
a piece of equipment about a metre long
Keywords:  series, manned
Series of manned US spacecraft.