LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Apr 12 1981
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

STS-1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

April 12, 1981 at 7:00 AM EST

(April 12, 1981 at 12:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

April 12, 1981 at 7:00 AM EST

(April 12, 1981 at 12:00 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

April 12, 1981 at 7:00 AM EST

(April 12, 1981 at 12:00 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Test Flight
    • STS-1 was the first orbital spaceflight of the Space Shuttle Program. The first orbiter Columbia took a 54.5 hour flight and circled the Earth 36 times. This was NASAs first craft to be manned during a testflight. Manned by John Young and Bob Crippen.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

    Pad

    Launch Complex 39A