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Space Shuttle Charger on reentry by Tulmur95 Space Shuttle Charger on reentry by Tulmur95
Charger again. I really like this guy. I was fretting over how I could top my previous drawing, and this was the ultimate result.

(My 400th deviation!)



After his first launch in 2019, Space Shuttle Charger begins to reenter the atmosphere for the first time. Although he was very nervous at first, (who can blame him?) he ultimately made it through and landed safely at Cape Canaveral. As he reentered the Earth's atmosphere, he listened to the Black Sabbath song 'Iron Man.' Charger remarked "If I'm gonna die, at least I'm gonna die happy." Much to his relief, reentry wasn't as terrifying as he expected. 

A year after his first launch in 2020, he would take part in the ill-fated 2 and a half year mission to Mars and tag along with the space station Borealis. A mission Charger would return from, damaged and in otherwise good spirits, in 2023.


One rule all living shuttle abide by is to keep their mouth closed during reentry, no matter what. An important feature all living shuttles have is a special second eyelid that shields their otherwise delicate eyes from the heat of reentry. Completely transparent and heat resistant, it resembles the nictitating membrane found on owls.


Getting the shape of the mouth right was the trickiest part of drawing Charger. I'm satisfied with the end result.
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:iconquasarsmom:
quasarsmom Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The mouth is spot on...

lovely pic...
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I originally didn't include the mouth, but decided on second thought that it wouldn't look right.

Thank you! There aren't actual pictures of a space shuttle during reentry. At least, not of the underside. Paintings and other drawings were all I had to go on.
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:iconitshappybunny1234:
[I wonder, do living shuttles have smaller vehicles riding inside them, as large planes and boats do?]
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Yes, in a way. Charger can be fitted with pressurized modules inside his cargo bay, allowing him to fly a crew of cars into space and back again.
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:iconitshappybunny1234:
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
[Did he ever have anyone ride inside him, though?]
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Yes.
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:iconitshappybunny1234:
itshappybunny1234 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
[Nice.]
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:iconpunkrocksavedmylife:
punkrocksavedmylife Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I wonder if he's sensitive in the belly area... :o
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
He is. Charger dislikes being touched on the underside because the tiles are so delicate. And definitely avoid touching anywhere around his tail or engine bells, nothing irritates him more.
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:iconpunkrocksavedmylife:
punkrocksavedmylife Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Then he would find it particularly uncomfortable to experience reentry to Earth like this. :(
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
He doesn't fear reentry, he just fears being touched on his tiles.
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:iconpunkrocksavedmylife:
punkrocksavedmylife Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Oh very well then. :nod:
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lusitania25 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Love 
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Do you like it?
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:iconlusitania25:
lusitania25 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Yes,its great!
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I'm happy to hear that!
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:iconterrahawk-chan1986:
TERRAHAWK-chan1986 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That's one Brave space shuttle
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
I imagine you'd have to be brave to face reentry. You accept the risk of not coming back.
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:iconterrahawk-chan1986:
TERRAHAWK-chan1986 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I was originally thinking of writing a short little comic called if Miami was inhabited by airplanes
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:icontulmur95:
Tulmur95 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
By all means, write it out.
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:iconterrahawk-chan1986:
TERRAHAWK-chan1986 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It is really funny and Believe It or Not a couple of Russian planes live in the south to the reason why is Cuba
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