Space shuttle (upper view): reusable
space vehicle used for travel between a space station and earth.
Conical nose: cone-shaped point of the orbiter.
Booster parachute: apparatus used to slow the fall of the auxiliary
Solid rocket booster: solid-rocket booster.
Propulsion system: system that enables the shuttle to take off.
Orbiter: part of the shuttle that goes into space.
Exterior tank: large tank attached to the orbiter.