STS-1 Launch
April 12th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

STS-1 Launch

"On April 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen launched into space on space shuttle Columbia on the STS-1 mission–NASA's first mission aboard a reusable spacecraft. STS-1 was NASA's first manned mission since the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.

In this image, the two solid rocket boosters are aglow after being jettisoned."

Source: NASA

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  1. Portland tony

    Has this blog turned into the History Channel? Does this mean all of man's greatest accomplishments all lie in the past? God I hope not!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  2. Samuel Getaneh Bogale Calgary Alberta

    Interesting article!

    April 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm |


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