Sunday, March 8, 2015

Space Shuttle Columbia Insignia / Emblem with Young, Crippen

Young - Crippen

STS-1 Crew Patch - This is the official insignia for the first Space Shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1).  Crewmen for the Orbiter 102 Columbia were Astronauts John W. Young, commander, and Robert L. Crippen pilot.  The art work was done by artist Robert McCall.

Photo by NASA

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STS-1 was the first orbital flight 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 37 times. 

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