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NASA Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1)

First Shuttle Launch (I watched this in Physics class! - very cool) A new era in space flight began on April when Space Shuttle Columbia, or soared into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“The Space Shuttle Columbia rolls out from the Vehicle Assembly Building at @kennedyspacecenter December 9, 2002.  #space #spaceexploration #nasa…”

“The Space Shuttle Columbia rolls out from the Vehicle Assembly Building at December I was lucky enough st see STS lift off in June 1996

STS-1 mission patch. On April 12, 1981 astronauts John Young (commander) and Bob Crippen (pilot) launched on the first space shuttle mission aboard the orbiter Columbia.

I was at Dryden Flight Research Center for the Landing! On April 1981 astronauts John Young (commander) and Bob Crippen (pilot) launched on the first space shuttle mission aboard the orbiter Columbia.

Last Roll Out of a NASA Space Shuttle  Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography)     In the final move of its kind, NASA's space shuttle Atlantis was photographed earlier this month slowly advancing toward Launch Pad 39A, where it is currently scheduled 4a July launch to the International Space Station. The mission, designated STS-135, is the 135th & last mission 4a NASA space shuttle. Atlantis & its four-person crew will be carrying... the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module…

Last Roll Out of a NASA Space Shuttle Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Launch Photography)

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise aboard the USS Intrepid in pictures. By Dante D'Orazio

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One of many Apollo mission artifacts being displayed in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in honor of the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.

A CT scan of a NASA A7L Spacesuit, the type of suit worn during the Apollo missions.

"A pre-flight CT scan of a NASA spacesuit, the type of suit worn during the Apollo missions.two pieces of art: the suit and the CT scan.amazing technology on both ends of the process.

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