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Proposed Space Shuttle Improvements
News story originally written on June 23, 1997
NASA wants to change the space shuttle.
Right now, the shuttle is pushed up into space by two "boosters". The are on the side of the shuttle. They look like white rockets. When the boosters are all out of gas, they drop off of the shuttle. They land in the ocean so no one will be hurt by falling rockets! NASA goes to find them so they can use them again later.
In the future, these two boosters will still push the shuttle into space. But after they are out of gas, they will fly back on there own to Kennedy Space Center.
The rest of the shuttle will not change if new boosters are used.
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