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42,000,000 grains is about one-twenty-fifth as heavy as The Space Shuttle
In other words, the weight of The Space Shuttle is 26 times that amount.
(for Endeavour, a.k.a. OV-105, a.k.a. Orbiter Vehicle-105) (empty weight, excluding main engines)
When empty, the space shuttle Endeavour weighs 1,100,000,000 grains. The shuttle's spacious cargo bay carried the Chandra X-ray Observatory into orbit in 1999 — a payload that weighed 300,000,000 grains.
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