april, 2021

07apr20:0022:00Space Shuttle Development30 jaar vliegen en het einde van een uniek programma, door: Peter Batenburg (HQ Space) Organisator: NRM


On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, a webinar will be organized by the National Space Museum (NRM) together with the Dutch Space Association (NVR).

Access to Webinar: 7:45 PM
Start lecture: 8 PM
End: 10 PM

On April 12, 1981, 20 years after the first manned flight, the Space Shuttle Columbia was launched with John Young and Bob Crippen on board. It was the first of 135 flights with a fleet of 5 Space shuttles. With the landing of the Atlantis on July 21, 2011, a unique program came to an end after 30 years, 3 months and 9 days. The Space Shuttle has performed many different flights during this time, from the deployment of satellites such as the Hubble telescope to the space lab missions. A major role in the Space shuttle program has of course been the ISS. Without a shuttle there would not have been an ISS. The Space Shuttle has played a crucial role in this, and before, in enabling international cooperation and making space accessible. In this lecture it will be discussed how the development of the Space shuttle was and where choices were made that later made the Space shuttle the ‘too expensive’ program. We will also consider the unique missions the shuttle has flown and of course the tragic losses with the Challenger and Columbia. Based on the final series of flights, we will then look back on the program and what the Space shuttle has brought and what capacity we have now lost and whether this has actually turned out to be so much too expensive.

After his studies at Airbus D&S in Bremen, Peter Batenburg worked as a member of the Columbus Engineering Support Team (COLEST), including at André Kuipers’ PromISSe mission. Since 2014 he works in the Netherlands, at Airbus D&S, as a consultant at ADSE, and at APP. Peter has now set up his own company, HQspace. Peter has been active at the NVR since 2011 as a member of the editorial board and the events committee and as a board member. At the moment he is also a board member of the Stichting Ruimtevaart Museum.

Two days before the presentation, the attendees who have registered will receive the login details for access to the Webinar.

For more information about the public lectures of the National Space Museum, see the website: (www.n Nationaalruimtevaartmuseum.nl).

Registration If you are interested and would like to attend this webinar (Dutch spoken), we would like to receive your registration no later than April 4.

NVR members can register via secretariaat@ruimtevaart-nvr.nl.
NRM friends can register via info@nationaleruimtevaartmuseum.nl.
If you are a member of both NVR and NRM, you only need to register your registration in one place.

The NVR Event Policy applies to this event


(Woensdag) 20:00 - 22:00




NRM Airport Lelystad. Pelikaanweg 50 8218 PG Lelystad

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