Parts of shuttle
The space shuttle system includes four parts, the orbiter spacecraft, two solid rocket boosters or (SRBs), and an external fuel tank. The SRBs and the three main engines on the orbiter provide the thrust, or force, needed to take the shuttle into space.
The large external tank holds the fuel for the main engines. The external fuel tank is not reusable, but the SRBs can be reused many times. They float back to earth on parachutes and land in the ocean.
Shuttle Statistics (Facts)
Length: 122 feet (37 m)
Body width: 23 feet (7 m)
Wingspan: 78 feet (24 m)
Height with gear extended: 56 feet (17 m)
Weight on earth, when empty: 150,000 - 165,000 pounds (68 000 - 75 000 kg)
Each shuttle has a slightly different weight.
Before the launch
Picture of a toy space shuttle, looks real. This is how one looks when its finished and ready to take off