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STS 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1981-034A

Description

STS-1 was the first manned orbital test flight of the Space Transportation System with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen on board to verify the combined performance of the Space Shuttle vehicle. Mission duration was 54 hours 20 minutes 53 seconds.

Alternate Names

  • 12399

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1981-04-12
Launch Vehicle: Shuttle
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 4908.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Flight (United States)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Richard E. ThompsonProject ManagerNASA Johnson Space Center 
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