How do you move a space Shuttle across the country?

When the space shuttle lands in CA, NASA flys it back to Florida on the back of a 747.

Attaching one vehicle to another is a complex process. They have to consider aerodynamics, wind resistance, weight, fuel consumption, maximum safe speed and a variety of other factors.

How do the engineers ensure this goes well? Simple. They follow the instructions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

heh heh. space joke.