## What is the difference between space and plane?

“Space” is the term used to describe an infinitely large area that spans in all directions forever, and is empty unless a scenario says otherwise. A “plane” is a flat (no width at all) body inside of “space”. Despite a “plane” not having width, it has infinite length in every direction.

## Can space shuttles fly like airplanes?

A spaceplane is a vehicle that can fly and glide like an aircraft in Earth’s atmosphere and maneuver like a spacecraft in outer space. Three types of spaceplanes have successfully launched to orbit, reentered Earth’s atmosphere, and landed: the Space Shuttle, Buran, and the X-37.

Why can’t a space shuttle take off like a plane?

If they miss their glide slope, they crash, period, there is no ability to generate thrust on the vehicle in atmosphere to further control its landing location. It absolutely can not take off like a normal plane. It would require LARGE engines to do that.

### Do planes exist in R2?

The vector space R2 is represented by the usual xy plane. Each vector v in R2 has two components. The word “space” asks us to think of all those vectors—the whole plane. Each vector gives the x and y coordinates of a point in the plane : v D .

### What would happen if you tried to fly a plane into space?

If an airplane flies in space, it won’t be able to suck in fresh air with which to supply its engines, resulting in loss of propulsion. The bottom line is that airplanes can’t fly in space because there is no air in space. Airplanes rely on air to produce both lift and propulsion.

Is a Space Shuttle faster than a jet?

No. The fastest jet fighters top out at around 3 times the speed of sound, 1500ish mph. The Space Shuttle could fly at 17,500 mph. Rockets are way faster than any jet turbine powered aircraft is capable of flying.

## Is R 3 a plane?

A plane in R3 is determined by a point (a, b, c) on the plane and two direction vectors v and u that are parallel to the plane. We know the cross product turns two vectors a and b into a vector a × b that is orthogonal to a and b and also to any plane parallel to a and b.

## What is R 3 in vector space?

The set of all ordered triples of real numbers is called 3‐space, denoted R 3 (“R three”). See Figure . Vectors in R 3 are called 3‐vectors (because there are 3 components), and the geometric descriptions of addition and scalar multiplication given for 2‐vectors also carry over to 3‐vectors.

How is a Space Shuttle different from a spacecraft?

The major difference between a spacecraft and a space shuttle is that the other spacecrafts can not be reused once the do return to the earth with the astronauts. But the shuttle is launched lime a rocket, flys like a plane and lands like a plane on a runway, it is always reusable.

### What’s the difference between a spacecraft and an aircraft?

What are differences between an aircraft and spacecraft? Aircraft fly through a ir and spacecraft fly in space. In space, there is no air, so a spacecraft cannot be designed the same as an aircraft. There won’t be drag or lift, so planes cannot fly. A spacecraft will need to rely on thrust to manuever safely.

### How does a space shuttle work in the vacuum of space?

The airplane-like control surfaces on the orbiter are useless in the vacuum of space. However, once the orbiter re-enters the earth’s atmosphere, these control surfaces interact with the air molecules and their airflow to control the orbiter’s flight path. The engines are the major difference between this high-tech glider and airplanes.

What kind of engines does a Space Shuttle have?

The orbiter has the OMS (orbital maneuvering system) engines as well as the RCS (reaction control system) engines. The shuttle maneuvers into orbit using its orbital maneuvering system (OMS). The OMS has 2 rocket engines located on the outside of the orbiter, one on each side of the rear fuselage.

## What are the different types of space shuttles?

Five space shuttles have been launched in space by NASA . Their names are: – Endeavour, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis. Two of them, the Challenger and the Columbia have crashed. The space shuttle was the first reusable spacecraft in the world. They could easily carry satellites, space probes and other cargo to orbit around the earth.

## What is Atlantis shuttle?

Space Shuttle Atlantis. Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) is a Space Shuttle orbiter vehicle belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States.

What is the history of the Space Shuttle?

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system that was operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) as part of the Space Shuttle program.

### What is a NASA shuttle?

space shuttle. A vehicle built by NASA that is capable of taking off from Earth, carrying a crew and a cargo into space, and returning to Earth to be used again. It is used primarily to transport a crew to an orbiting space station and to deploy and retrieve satellites.