STS-1: We're Going to Dust it Off First

Apr 02, 11:03 AM

Recorded by NASA.

STS-1 (Space Transportation System-1) was the first orbital spaceflight of NASA's Space Shuttle program. The first orbiter, Columbia, launched on 12 April 1981 and returned on 14 April, 54.5 hours later, having orbited the Earth 36 times.

Part of the Space is the Place project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/space