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1. The astronomers needed to make sure that they could launch during a "launch window" if they wanted to meet with another spacecraft in space. What was the biggest reason for launching in a "launch window"?
2. Which of these is true about NASA's launch site, Kennedy Space Center?
3. How close can onlookers come to the space shuttle during the launch?
4. One thing to do before a launch is to make sure the astronauts are in! Has NASA ever launched an unmanned shuttle?
5. A pre-launch check involves lots of acronyms. One major part is the APU that needs to be checked. What is the APU?
6. Name one of the two elements which are found in a shuttle's external tank.
7. What was the longest mission ever for a space shuttle?
8. Each shuttle mission was given a name of STS-#, with the number being which shuttle launch it is. What does STS stand for?
9. On average, how much money did it cost to launch a space shuttle?
10. When did NASA send up its final space shuttle, Atlantis, for the final time?
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