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What is the difference between a rocket and a space shuttle?

    Rockets are vehicles that propel themselves by expelling mass in the opposite direction of their desired motion. A space shuttle, on the other hand, is a specific type of spacecraft designed for human spaceflight, capable of being launched into space by a rocket and then returning to Earth like an airplane, allowing for reusability.


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