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STS1 Payload Space Shuttle Columbia made its Maiden Flight on


This week in 1981, space shuttle Columbia and STS-1 lifted off from NASA's

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On the craft's maiden voyage, the crew of space shuttle Columbia took this image that showcases the blackness of space and a blue and white Earth, ...

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The Space Shuttle rises from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center Florida, a few seconds after 7 a.m., April 12, 1981. This first flight was flown by ...


Space Shuttle Columbia made its Maiden Flight on April 12, 1981 as STS-1

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Launch view of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981. Credit: NASA

The space shuttle Columbia on Rogers Dry lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after landing to complete the first orbital mission, STS-1, ...

First Space Shuttle Launch - STS-1 (1981)

Detailed drawing of STS-1 Columbia

Columbia descends for its first landing, on Rogers Dry Lake.

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The first Space Shuttle launch: Columbia lifts off at the start of STS-1 on 12 April 1981.

After its Thermal Protection System (TPS) successfully bore the brunt of the fiery return

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Columbia landing at the Kennedy Space Center following STS-62.

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Columbia touches down at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on 4 July 1982

Columbia landing at Edwards Air Force Base following STS-28.

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Shuttle Atlantis flying through Earth's atmosphere on way to landing

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Reflected acoustic energy from the Solid Rocket Boosters damaged the orbiter's thermal protection system. This image from the mission reveals some of the ...

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An artist's concept view of Space Shuttle Columbia's Payload Bay with the Development Flight Instrumentation pallet.

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STS-1 on the launch pad, December 1980

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The STS-1 making a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Columbia on Pad 39A before launch

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When the Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off for the fifth time on November 11, 1982, it joined the stable of NASA workhorses as a fully operational ...

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Overhead view of dry lakebed with shuttle Columbia after landing and service vehicles

Twenty-nine years ago this month, the Space Shuttle Columbia completed the second mission of the Space Shuttle Program.

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... "The space shuttle orbiter Columbia is showered with lights in this nocturnal scene at Launch Pad 39A, as preparations are underway for the first flight ...

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The shuttle fuel tank is the single largest part of the space shuttle. It is also the only part of the space shuttle that cannot be refurbished and reused ...

Launch view of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981. Credit: NASA

Columbia in the Orbiter Processing Facility after delivery to Kennedy Space Center in 1979. About 8 thousand of 30,000 tiles still had to be installed.

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Shuttle launch profiles. From left to right: Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis

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(STS-2 Columbia lands in Edwards AFB, 1981)


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Four drawings show the shuttle design changing from 1972-1974. Steering engines enlarge,

The tile decals seen on the sides of this OV-102 model are readilly available in 1/144 scale and 1/72 scale, and now available for the 1/100 scale Tamiya ...

747-SCA takes off with Columbia on March 20, 1979


Drawing of early shuttle concepts including: capsule, lifting body, winged first-stage

Space shuttle Columbia on STS-1.

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The Indian Space Research Organisation's first Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III rocket, the country's most powerful booster yet, launches on ...