STS-1 : First Shuttle Flight: A Remarkable Flying Machine 1981

SpaceVideoPublished: February 1, 2018Updated: February 8, 2018
Published: February 1, 2018Updated: February 8, 2018

April 12th 1981 and Space Shuttle Columbia is launched and this film records that historic flight.

Columbia launch on the 12th April and returned to Earth two days later after orbiting the planet 37 times.

The footage highlights liftoff, the onboard activities of astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, as well as the landing in Rogers Dry Lake bed in California.

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