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First Space Shuttle flight. Space Shuttle astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen suiting up prior to the launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia after STS-1. STS-1 was the first orbital flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. Columbia launched on 12th April 1981 and returned to Earth on 14th April, having orbited the Earth 37 times during the 54.5-hour mission. Photographed in the Operations and Checkout Building, Kennedy Space Center, USA, on 10th April 1981.
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