bump....Space Shuttle: A Remarkable Flying Machine - 1981 NASA Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42
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Published on Mar 31, 2017
This film documents the first historic flight of a space shuttle, the U.S. spacecraft Columbia, which launched on April 12, 1981 (flight STS-1). The footage highlights liftoff, the onboard activities of astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, as well as the landing in Rogers Dry Lake bed in California.
STS-1 was the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. The mission launched on 12 April 1981, and returned to Earth on 14 April. Space Shuttle Columbia orbited the Earth 37 times during the 54.5-hour mission. It was the first American manned space flight since the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project on 15 July 1975. STS-1 was the only US manned maiden test flight of a new spacecraft system, although it was the culmination of atmospheric testing of the Space Shuttle orbiter.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M07mdkO6s4?t=001