How to land a space shuttle

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An evening pause: This talk was given in October 2016, so the speaker, Bret Copeland, readily admits with great humor that he is describing something that no longer happens. Nonetheless, there will come a time when this will be done again, by vehicles better made and more often used. It is important to know how it was done.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.



  • Dave Walden

    As a 73 year old who has maintained an interest in all things “science” throughout my life, having done little more in flying than obtaining a private pilot’s license, that was wonderful! Thank you for your site. I contribute a modest amount each month and will continue to do so as long as able.

  • Chris R

    This was great.

  • Joe

    Thats a lot more than chop and drop as would or could be done in an general aviation aircraft, you are not going to look out a window and aim for a runway! Great video Edward!

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