THE SPACE SHUTTLE IS PERHAPS the most complex technological system ever built. In 30 years, it has launched 135 times and helped humankind to dispatch and partially even return many satellites and deep-space probes, to build the International Space Station and to conduct out-of-this-world science. The shuttle has transported also 24 European astronauts to Earth orbit on 25 missions.
This short video highlights the flights that had a European flavour—from STS-9 in 1983 to STS-134 in May 2011.
Adapted from information issued by ESA.
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