Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Columbia- 30th Anniversary

Columbia STS-1 First Shuttle Flight April 12, 1981

30th Anniversary

First flight of shuttle Columbia.

Two astronauts (John Young and Robert Crippen) on the first manned US space mission since Apollo in July 1976. Spent 54 hours in space (36 orbits of Earth) before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, CA on April 14.

We have astronaut Tom Jones book "Sky Walking" which he shares his time on shuttle Columbia.

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