April 1981 – Today in history, the Space Shuttle era revved up when the orbiter Columbia launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen into Earth orbit on a mission that would circle the planet 37 times.
Shuttle Drop Thirty-five years before the space shuttles were ferried to their retirement homes, the test shuttle Enterprise was ferried up into the sky above California and dropped to make sure the glider could find its way home from space.
NASA's space shuttles are amazing flying machines. They launch like rocket, land like airplanes and then hit the hangar for a pit stop before turning around and doing it again. Now, nearly 30 years after the first space shuttle - Columbia - bla
Inside the Flight Deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour