STS-1 Launch

STS-1 Launch

On Apr 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen launched into space on space convey Columbia on a STS-1 mission–NASA’s initial goal aboard a reusable spacecraft. STS-1 was NASA’s initial manned goal given a Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.

In this image, a dual plain rocket boosters are aglow after being jettisoned.

Image Credit: NASA