Columbia (Spacecraft)

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Dates:
Active 1979-03-24
Active 2003-02-01
Americans

History notes:

Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

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http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zh7g78
Ark ID:
w6zh7g78
SNAC ID:
83430191

Subjects:

  • Space flight
  • space exploration

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