Tuesday, April 12, 2016

First Space Shuttle Launched 1981!




The launch of the first space shuttle, Columbia, took place April 12, 1981, with Commander John Young and Pilot Bob Crippen on board.  They orbited the earth 37 times in just over 2 days.  By coincidence, Columbia was launched on the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight in Vostok 1. 





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