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Space Shuttle 30 Year Anniversary Approaches

Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.

John Young, the commander, had already flown in space four times, including a walk on the moon in 1972. Bob Crippen, the pilot, was a Navy test pilot who would go on to command three future shuttle missions. But nothing either man had done or would do was quite like this.

Space Shuttle Commemorative Embroidered Patch.


March 18, 2011 - Posted by | Commemorative Space Patch, Space Patches | , , ,

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