What are SHIPS.Ferdinand Magellan had five. Christopher Columbus had three. NASA had six. NASA gave away their space shuttles to museums. Hopefully they preserve them until the next century. Magellan’s Victoria completed the circumnavigation of the world by sailing from the city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, crossed the Atlantic, passed from the Atlantic into the Pacific through a passage (now called the Strait of Magellan), crossed the Pacific, then crossed the Indian ocean, rounded the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and then to Spain. Columbus set sail on the Santa Maria, the Pinta and the Nina. History will tell you he discovered America or the New World. Actually he discovered the Bahamas. His discovery started a super power race to discover and claim more lands and their riches. The space shuttles were named Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Atlantis, Discovery and Endeavor. The space shuttle is a reusable space craft made up of three components. The orbiter, the external tank and two solid rocket boosters. Challenger exploded after take off on January 28, 1986 while Columbia disintegrated during re-entry. Discovery will go to the Smithsonian.