The April 12 launch at Florida's Cape Canaveral Launch Pad 39A of STS-1, the first space shuttle, Columbia, just seconds past 7am, carrying astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into an earth orbital mission scheduled to last for 54 hours, ending with an unpowered landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. 4/12/81. NASA


  • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL, US
  • Physical Dimensions: COLOR TRANSMISSION
  • Subject Keywords: I, Columbia, American, Ships, Space, 2000s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_13021746
  • Credits: TIME
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.


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