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« on: 12/15/2005 02:19 AM »
Anyone on here willing to give some accounts of how the run up to STS-1 felt like? How people felt when the TPS problem saw about a year plus delay added?

Also public feeling to this being the first test launch that had to be manned?

Thanks.

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #1 on: 12/15/2005 08:07 PM »
At the expense of publicising my new book, SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA, I've picked up quite a few interesting stories/quotes from the build-up to STS-1. It seems that there were strong voices on both sides, arguing for and against having a manned first launch.

Fred Haise, for one, thought it would be far harder to fly STS-1 without a crew. Although he accepted that it might have been possible to have a pilot on the ground 'flying' Columbia, it would have been much harder to mechanically program the orbiter to do that and easier to have a Commander and Pilot aboard to handle the myriad of potential problems. According to Haise, an unmanned flight was originally planned, but was so complex that it became difficult to effectively automate. Others, particularly in NASA management, felt that with the recent successful automated landings of Viking-1 and 2 on Mars, it would have been easier and safer to fly unmanned.

A humorous snippet: when John Young complained about the size of the US flag on his pressure suit, the suit techs borrowed an enormous flag from the pole outside a real estate office and taped it to the wall of the suiting-up room. I think Young was SUITably impressed by it ;-)

When you think back to all of the unknowns prior to STS-1 and the thousands of things that could (and still could) go wrong, you have a great appreciation of the sheer bravery of Young and Crippen.

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« Reply #2 on: 12/17/2005 10:07 PM »
Did you get a chance to talk to Young? He's one of my heros!

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #3 on: 12/18/2005 01:17 AM »
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At the expense of publicising my new book, SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA, I've picked up quite a few interesting stories/quotes from the build-up to STS-1. It seems that there were strong voices on both sides, arguing for and against having a manned first launch.

Fred Haise, for one, thought it would be far harder to fly STS-1 without a crew. Although he accepted that it might have been possible to have a pilot on the ground 'flying' Columbia, it would have been much harder to mechanically program the orbiter to do that and easier to have a Commander and Pilot aboard to handle the myriad of potential problems. According to Haise, an unmanned flight was originally planned, but was so complex that it became difficult to effectively automate. Others, particularly in NASA management, felt that with the recent successful automated landings of Viking-1 and 2 on Mars, it would have been easier and safer to fly unmanned.

A humorous snippet: when John Young complained about the size of the US flag on his pressure suit, the suit techs borrowed an enormous flag from the pole outside a real estate office and taped it to the wall of the suiting-up room. I think Young was SUITably impressed by it ;-)

When you think back to all of the unknowns prior to STS-1 and the thousands of things that could (and still could) go wrong, you have a great appreciation of the sheer bravery of Young and Crippen.

I wonder what this unmanned element had to play in the design of the Buran!

I agree with the bravery of Young and Crippen, apparently it was still unknown exactly how Columbia would perform and that the computer simulations got some of it wrong which meant she was actually going too fast at one point and had to correct?

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #4 on: 12/18/2005 01:56 AM »
She lofted slightly on ascent prior to SRB sep, raising planned staging. But she performed brilliantly.

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #5 on: 12/18/2005 01:56 AM »
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A humorous snippet: when John Young complained about the size of the US flag on his pressure suit, the suit techs borrowed an enormous flag from the pole outside a real estate office and taped it to the wall of the suiting-up room. I think Young was SUITably impressed by it ;-)

When you think back to all of the unknowns prior to STS-1 and the thousands of things that could (and still could) go wrong, you have a great appreciation of the sheer bravery of Young and Crippen.
Ben. Why the SR71 suit on STS-1 become from yellow - orange color to brown-tobacco color? orange is visible color,good for an escape suit,but brown?? brown is a mimetic color! why this change?

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« Reply #6 on: 12/18/2005 03:30 AM »
That's an interesting question Carmelo! I had noticed the difference, but never really wondered about that until now.

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« Reply #7 on: 12/18/2005 03:30 AM »
On STS-1 to 4 they used the SR-71 suit with slight modifications. Starting with STS-5 they wore no suit, unfortunately. That changed after Challenger when they designed the Shuttle Launch and Entry Suit (LES); they have used that same suit through to today, though it was modified unnoticibly in the mid 1990-s to what is now called the ACES rather than LES suit.  The Advanced Crew Escape Suit basically is pressurized to a higher altitude (LES had a 30km limit for bailout) but otherwise is not much different.

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« Reply #8 on: 12/18/2005 12:28 PM »
Yes, the LES suits were used until mid-1995. Since then, all Shuttle crews have worn ACES suits. The first 'test' use of ACES was by the STS-68 crew in September 1994.

Still not sure about why the colour differences were there, but certainly the OFT suit, the LES suit and the ACES suit are all built by the same manufacturer, the David Clark Company.

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« Reply #9 on: 12/18/2005 12:44 PM »
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Yes, the LES suits were used until mid-1995. Since then, all Shuttle crews have worn ACES suits. The first 'test' use of ACES was by the STS-68 crew in September 1994.

Still not sure about why the colour differences were there, but certainly the OFT suit, the LES suit and the ACES suit are all built by the same manufacturer, the David Clark Company.

When the David Clark Company was designing our new suits for the RB-57F (in the mid-60s), we were told that the greenish brown color was the "natural" color of the nomex outer layer of that suit.  The previous suits that we wore were orange and I preferred them to the newer suits for many reasons...one of those reasons was visibility in the arctic where we flew frequently.  Of course, if we ever went down in the arctic, the suit wouldn't have offered much warmth...they were just a rubber balloon encased in a few layers of fabric.

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #10 on: 12/18/2005 01:24 PM »
How did the ejection seats work? I'm not sure how they'd of gotten out of the orbiter?

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #11 on: 12/18/2005 01:56 PM »
Yes but why Brown suit for STS-1/STS-4 flights?

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« Reply #12 on: 12/18/2005 03:40 PM »
The ejection seats would have fired the Commander and Pilot through two overhead hatches in the forward section of the flight deck, although there were only a certain number of situations in which an ejection would have been survivable. John Young once joked that the seats' parachutes would open "about fifty feet after we hit the ground".

They were eventually deactivated in the wake of STS-4 and removed following STS-9. Vance Brand, apparently, refused to have them active during his STS-5 flight because there would be no way for the two Mission Specialists to escape.


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« Reply #13 on: 12/18/2005 11:26 PM »
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Yes but why Brown suit for STS-1/STS-4 flights?

This is the current best answer to your colour question.

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Still not sure about why the colour differences were there, but certainly the OFT suit, the LES suit and the ACES suit are all built by the same manufacturer, the David Clark Company.

If someone has other information, they'll post it - you don't need to ask the question three times (one of them deleted).

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #14 on: 12/19/2005 01:43 AM »
Thanks.the enigna remain.

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #15 on: 12/19/2005 06:13 AM »
Sorry, I'm not being difficult about suit colours, I just don't know.

I'll try to do some digging and get back to you.

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RE: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #16 on: 02/01/2006 08:14 AM »
RIP Columbia.


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« Reply #17 on: 02/01/2006 11:19 AM »
That picture says it all.

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #18 on: 01/10/2018 05:03 AM »
....bump for John Young's Passing.

If you enjoyed lunarmodule5 coverages of the Gemini & Apollo, here is one for the first shuttle flight in 16 parts.

The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 01)


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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 01 of 16)

STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the first video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 01 - The Countdown to the launch begins, with the crews' breakfast, suit up, the journey to pad 39a and egress into Columbia.

Where video is not available I have added in some footage of the concept and development of the shuttle from the 1972-80 period. There is also footage of the crew in training. Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate.

The video is captured on a 16:9 screen to allow captioning and photos/video to be shown by the side of the main screen.

Audio is in two channels. One covers the PAO channel and the other is the launch director loops which carried the comm from the launch team at the Cape.

My personal thanks to JL Pickering and Ed Hengveld who produce excellent photo CDs of space missions that really enhanced the video.

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #19 on: 01/10/2018 05:16 AM »
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 02)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the second video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 02 - The Countdown to the launch continues. The crew is now aboard Columbia and ends when the hatch is closed by the closeout crew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj6ljDytJNM?t=001

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 03)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the third video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 03 - The Countdown to the launch continues and concludes with the successful launch of Columbia and her crew. The video ends with orbit and the 1st of two planned OMS burns achieved.

Some video was substituted where it wasn't available - for instance, I have used some static pad shots from the April 10th attempt. The final countdown from T-20 minutes is as broadcast and the launch includes the broadcast views along with a previous video (STS-1 multi-screen) and some video from the post-flight press conference. Countdown and Post Launch clock is for reference only and is not accurate to the timeline. Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. To complete the sequence Orbiter Space Simulator has been used from SRB SEP through to the OMS burn.

All video/pictures and audio is courtesy NASA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT4ADwS66X0?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #21 on: 01/10/2018 05:20 AM »
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 04)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the fourth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 04 - Orbits 1-3. During this period the crew complete the 2nd OMS burn, open the payload bay doors and send down 2 TV transmissions. One of these includes the infamous missing tile sequence.

Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to depict flight events. Network TV broadcasts are used to depict the events as shown on the day.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VlgK55wGk?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #22 on: 01/10/2018 05:22 AM »
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 05)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the fifth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 05 - Orbits 3-5. During this period the crew remove their suits, troubleshoot the DFI recorder and teleprinter. There is a press conference from JSC (covered in full here). It is interesting to listen to the discussion on the tile damage where the leading edge issue was discussed, a situation that would end Columbia's last spaceflight 20 years in the future.

Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to depict flight events. I have used some stock footage from the crews' post-flight presentation to show Bob Crippen beginning to remove his suit and a small cut from the US TV networks which show one question being asked at the press conference (I do not have any other footage of this event).


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Re: Columbia STS-1
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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 06)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the sixth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 06 -  During this period the crew continue to troubleshoot the DFI recorder, perform the OMS4 burn, carry out a TV status report and close out the first day of the sleep period. Ground station coverage becomes less as Columbia tracks south on her orbital path.

Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to depict flight events. The footage of the TV transmission is not the best quality but does show the event as it happened.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZLQxB8J81U?t=001

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 07)

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Published on May 16, 2014

STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the seventh video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 07 -  This video covers the last few hours of the first sleep period and includes the Bronze Teams Press Conference, the crew wake up call and orbital ops early on "Day 2". It includes the famous wake-up call "The Columbia" country and western song.

Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to depict flight events.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emmcENW9rfA?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 08)

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Published on May 28, 2014


STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the eighth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 08 -  This video covers the continuation of Day 2s activities. The crew sends down TV broadcasts from the flight deck and the 24-hour point passes in the flight. The Silver Team of flight controllers change of shift briefing is held. 

NOTE - The Air-to-Ground recorded during that press briefing is incomplete. I have included the audio as played back by the PAO after the briefing concluded.

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydqu8vrL_aY?t=001

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 09)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the ninth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 09 -  This video covers the continuation of Day 2s activities. Another TV broadcast is made - this one is automated and controlled from the MOCR by Apollo veteran Ed Fendell. After the Stateside pass, we follow the crew over Europe and Australia.

NOTE - This segment ends just after the Orroral Valley pass, and PAO starts informing us of a scheduled RCS test. The audio ends here, which is one of the reasons this video is shorter than others. Presently, the next audio available is one orbit later. I have finished this video at the point where audio is not available in the hope that it becomes available at a later date. Part 09A will contain that audio when, and if, it is posted on the NASA audio collection.

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.
 

All video/pictures and audio is courtesy NASA and Spaceflight Films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtH3ZUtgQdU?t=001

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 10)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the tenth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 10 -  This video covers two orbits, ending with the TV transmission with Vice President Bush. Previous to that the crew continues to look into the DFI issues and perform RCS fittings. On the first Stateside pass, they view Edwards and White Sands.

NOTE - This video starts with an orbit after the last video. The audio for that orbit is not available yet and will be added to the series as part 9a when it becomes so. Also, there is no complete record of the TV transmission. I have taken the scraps of the video I have in my collection and tried to marry them to the audio. If anyone has a copy of that TV broadcast I would be interested in obtaining a copy. Finally, the audio of the TV transmission is incomplete. VP Bush cannot be heard for the start of the transmission. I do have that audio on another tape but decided to leave the original tapes unedited for this video - you are therefore listening to the tapes as they were originally recorded.
 

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 11)

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Published on Aug 30, 2014

STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the 11th video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 11 - This video covers the mission up to about the 31-hour point. The crew practice putting their space suits on and getting into their seats, Crippen is surprised by MCC suggesting he turn on the DFI a few minutes before the de-orbit sequence is scheduled to happen and a press conference is held with the Crimson flight director Don Puddy.



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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 12)

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STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the twelfth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 12 - This video covers the final orbital Ops from Day 2 on STS-1. TV is transmitted and replays shown. There is a press conference (not on the tapes) and a lot of recorded audio is played, somewhat confusing when listened to, but I have captioned what is happening as far as I can tell. The video ends with the famous ContraBand music at bedtime!

NOTE - The payload bay TV near the end of the video - It could be that I don't have the right video in the right place. Apologies!

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjdpaylrFnM?t=001

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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 13)

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Published on Sep 18, 2014


STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the thirteenth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 13 - This video covers the last communication pass of the second day's activities, the change of shift press briefing at JSC, a master alarm onboard which wakes the crew and PAO announcements while the crew completes their 2nd sleep schedule. It ends just prior to the first comm pass of day 3, landing day.

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.
 
Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to depict flight events.

The video is captured on a 16:9 screen to allow captioning and photos/video to be shown by the side of the main screen.

Audio is in two channels. One covers the PAO and air-to-ground and the other is just the air-to-ground.

The audio, downloaded from the NASA audio collection, had already been edited and it has taken some time to put it back into real time for the TV transmissions. However, I don't claim to have gotten it perfect.

All audio and video courtesy NASA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmWjX982JGg?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #31 on: 01/10/2018 05:44 AM »
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 14)

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Published on Sep 18, 2014

STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the fourteenth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 14 - This video covers the wake-up call on day 3 (not to be missed!!) and comm through another orbit as the first preparations are made before the landing attempt. There then follows a final end of shift briefing.

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_0chUnHIeI?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
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The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 15)

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Published on Sep 20, 2014

STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT).

This is the fifteenth video of an intended series which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown.

Part 15 - This video covers crew preparation for the de-orbit burn, specifically putting on their spacesuits. There is a TV pass over the USA which again sees MCC controlling the views. 

VIDEO NOTE - My thanks to Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films for permission to use the TV broadcast footage. Without this footage, this series would not be complete. Marks website is at spacecraftfilms.com and I highly recommend his products.
The footage used here is included on the STS-1 to 41B DVD box set.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mat94-YVYmI?t=001

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Re: Columbia STS-1
« Reply #33 on: 01/10/2018 05:54 AM »
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 16)

[CATDLR comment:  this last chapter is currently under copyright restriction.  I've sent a note to the author to see when Mission 16 will become available again - stay tune - sorry for the cliffhanger  ;) - TonyD]
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