• What is a space rocket made of?

    NASA’s Space Shuttle has a huge external fuel tank which is the dark orange part; this is the main fuel supply to push the shuttle out of Earth’s orbit. The Solid Rocket Boosters are the two white rockets seen on either side of the shuttle; these are basically the same as a bonfire night rocket and are intended to give the space shuttle an extra boost on lift-off.

    The main part of the shuttle is the Orbiter Vehicle, this is the part that looks basically like a plane and carries the crew and the shuttle’s cargo.