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NASA's space shuttle and mission control to feature on 2025 US coins

"For Florida, there is one concept and that is the space shuttle program," April Stafford, chief of the Mint's Office of Design Management, said during a meeting of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) on Thursday (Feb. 15). "NASA's space shuttle fleet first launched in 1981 and completed 30 years of missions, each launched from the Kennedy Space Center [in Florida]."

"The space shuttle or Space Transportation System is the world's first reusable spacecraft. Prior to this, spacecraft were designed to be single mission only. The space shuttle orbiter held a much larger cargo load and could transport up to eight crew members, as compared to three in previous capsules," said Stafford.

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