Launch of first Space Shuttle

Launch of first Space Shuttle

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This image is part of the feature Shuttle: End Of The Dream

Credit: PETER RYAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Launch of the space shuttle Columbia, the first space shuttle mission (STS-1) from Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, April 12th 1981. Columbia landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on April 14th, 1981.

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Keywords: columbia, manned spaceflight, mission sts-01, shuttle, shuttle launch, space, space shuttle columbia

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