Saturday, October 24, 2015

Retro Saturday: Space Shuttle Design


Click the arrow to watch the film. Video source: wdtvlive42 YouTube channel.

This week's Retro Saturday film is a 1976 ten-minute promotional documentary by Rockwell International's Space Division about Space Shuttle design and construction.

Although not specifically stated, the film shows the early construction of elements of what would eventually become known as the orbiter Enterprise.

Rockwell International was created in 1973 as the result of a series of mergers, including Rockwell Standard and North American Aviation in 1967. Most of Rockwell's early aerospace heritage actually traces up the NAA family tree. The aerospace business was sold in 1996 to the Boeing Company.

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