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KSC-11-S-00028 (04/12/2011) --- Space shuttle Atlantis will be displayed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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KSC-11-S-00027 (04/12/2011) --- Space shuttle Columbia lifted off on STS-1 on April 12, 1981, on the first mission of the space shuttle fleet. The test flight was commanded by astronaut John Young, a veteran who walked on the moon as commander of Apollo 16. Astronaut Robert Crippen served as the Pilot on STS-1, the first of four space shuttle missions he would fly.

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KSC-11-S-00001 (01/24/2011) --- A space shuttle launch director is the leader of the complex choreography that goes into a shuttle liftoff. Ten people have served as shuttle launch directors, making the final decision whether the spacecraft is "go for launch."

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KSC-10-S-00079 (09/30/2010) --- Space reporters discuss the impact the Space Shuttle Program has had on exploration, national interests and why it's an exciting beat in the first place.

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KSC-06-S-00100 (04/13/2006) --- STS-1 crew Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen share their experiences flying the first space shuttle mission with Kennedy Space Center employees.

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KSC-06PD-0594 (04/07/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - To honor the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, STS-1 Pilot Bob Crippen (left) and Commander John Young (right) sit in front of a mockup of a space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. During their appearance, they shared their experiences on that historic flight. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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KSC-06PD-0593 (04/07/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - To honor the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, STS-1 Pilot Bob Crippen (left) and Commander John Young (right) sit in front of a mockup of a space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. During their appearance, they shared their experiences on that historic flight. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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KSC-06PD-0592 (04/06/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - To honor the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, STS-1 Commander John Young (left) and Pilot Bob Crippen (right) were invited to share their experiences with employees during a special presentation at Kennedy. Here, Young relates his feelings about making that historic flight. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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KSC-06PD-0591 (04/06/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - To honor the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, STS-1 Commander John Young (left) and Pilot Bob Crippen (right) were invited to share their experiences with employees during a special presentation at Kennedy. Here, Young relates his feelings about making that historic flight. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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KSC-06PD-0590 (04/06/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - To honor the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981, STS-1 Commander John Young (seated, left) and Pilot Bob Crippen (right) were invited to share their experiences with employees during a special presentation at Kennedy. Kennedy's Deputy Director Bill Parsons (far left) introduced the two men. Here, Young relates his feelings about making that historic flight. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton

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KSC-06PD-0572 (03/31/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Near the door of firing room 1 in the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is this plaque revealing the dedication of the room as the Young · Crippen Firing Room. The renaming was made in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight on April 12, 1981, dedicating the firing room that launched the historic flight and the crew of STS-1, Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen. Making the dedication were Center Director Jim Kennedy; the NASA test director for STS-1, Norm Carlson; and the project flight engineer for Space Shuttle Columbia, Bob Sieck. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KSC-06PD-0571 (03/31/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The door of firing room 1 in the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center shows its new designation as the Young · Crippen Firing Room. The renaming was made in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight on April 12, 1981, dedicating the firing room that launched the historic flight and the crew of STS-1, Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen. Making the dedication were Center Director Jim Kennedy; the NASA test director for STS-1, Norm Carlson; and the project flight engineer for Space Shuttle Columbia, Bob Sieck. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KSC-06PD-0570 (03/31/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In tribute to the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, NASA's Kennedy Space Center has honored the crew of STS-1, Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen, by dedicating the firing room that launched the historic flight as the "Young · Crippen Firing Room" (seen here). Making the dedication were (from left) the project flight engineer for Space Shuttle Columbia, Bob Sieck; the NASA test director for STS-1, Norm Carlson; and Center Director Jim Kennedy. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KSC-06PD-0569 (03/31/2006) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In tribute to the 25th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, NASA's Kennedy Space Center has honored the crew of STS-1, Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen, by dedicating the firing room that launched the historic flight as the "Young · Crippen Firing Room." Making the dedication were (from left) Center Director Jim Kennedy; the NASA test director for STS-1, Norm Carlson; and the project flight engineer for Space Shuttle Columbia, Bob Sieck. On the wall behind them is the plaque marking the dedication. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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KSC-81PC-0528 (05/21/1981) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The astronauts who flew the first space shuttle mission and the artist who designed the space achievement stamps display the stamps at a commemorative ceremony at the KSC Visitors Center. From left to right are John Young, commander of Columbia; Robert McCall, Arizona artist; and Robert Crippen, pilot of Columbia.

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KSC-81PC-0456 (04/28/1981) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia - riding piggyback atop a modified 747 jet called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft - arrives at Kennedy Space Center after a two-day journey from the Dryden Flight Research Center in California. Welcomed home by a crowd of KSC employees and their families and guests, Columbia touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday, two weeks after its return to Earth from the first Space Shuttle flight into space. The orbiter and SCA are seen here parked in front of the Mate/Demate Device, where the orbiter will be hoisted off the 747.

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KSC-81PC-0258 (04/28/1981) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia - riding piggy back atop a modified 747 jet called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft - arrives at Kennedy Space Center after a two-day journey from the Dryden Flight Research Center in California. Welcomed home by a crowd of KSC employees and their families and guests, Columbia touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday, two weeks after its return to Earth from the first Space Shuttle flight into space. The orbiter and SCA are seen here parked in front of the Mate/Demate Device, where the orbiter will be hoisted off the 747.

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KSC-81PC-0758 (04/26/1981) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - With the desert sky behind it, the Space Shuttle Columbia and 747/Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are poised for the return flight to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After the successful first mission of the Space Shuttle, the orbiter was returned from the desert by a piggyback flight where it landed at KSC. Preparations now begin for the second launch.

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KSC-81PC-0429 (04/14/1981) --- DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, CALIF. - Columbia returns to Earth. Completing the first full test of the Space Transportation System (STS-1), the orbiter Columbia is seen here on its final approach prior to landing on Rogers dry lake, Runway 23, at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. For this first flight the Columbia was flown by astronauts John Young, commander, and Robert Crippen, pilot.

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KSC-81PC-0426 (04/14/1981) --- DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, CALIF. - Columbia returns to Earth after completing the first full test of the Space Transportation System (STS-1). The orbiter Columbia is seen here on the Rogers dry lake, Runway 23, at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. From this aerial view, the orbiter Columbia is seen as it is being convoyed to a parking area. For this first flight, the Columbia was flown by Astronauts John Young, commander, and Robert Crippen, pilot. STS-1, known as a shuttle systems test flight, sought to demonstrate safe launch into orbit and safe return of the orbiter and crew and verify the combined performance of the entire shuttle vehicle -- orbiter, solid rocket boosters and external tank.

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