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STS-1 was the first manned space mission in the Space Transportation System (STS) program conducted by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A crew of two NASA astronauts, John Young and Robert Crippen, conducted the two day, six-hour test flight aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.

Mission statistics
Mission name: STS-1
Launch: 12 April 1982
Landing: 14 April 1982
Duration: 2 days, 6 hours

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Mission Details

  • Launched 12 April 1981 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Landed 14 April 1981 at Edwards Air Force Base, California.


  • John Young, Commander
  • Robert Crippen, Pilot


Space Shuttle Story, Andrew Wilson, Crescent Books, New York, 1986.