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April 14, 1981: Columbia space shuttle returns to Earth after first flight
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That's what Hugh Harris, NASA's launch commentator, told the world when Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 12th, 1981. "The shuttle has cleared the tower." Columbia was the first re-usable spacecraft for humankind and marked …

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Photograph Doesn't Show Space Shuttle Leaving Atmosphere
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Origin:A photograph purportedly showing a space shuttle leaving earth's orbit is frequently shared with the claim that the image was taken from the International Space Station. While this image depicts a real event, the photograph has been manipulated …

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The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle Could Fly Itself
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That name did indeed adorn a space shuttle, a Soviet doppelganger born of the Cold War. The Buran program survived long enough to consume cash until its government had none to spare—but the spacecraft barely got off the ground. Buran (Russian for …

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Bob Ebeling, Engineer Who Predicted Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, Dies
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As a booster rocket engineer, Ebeling had intimate knowledge of how the space shuttle Challenger would perform in cold weather. And the rubber O-ring seals designed to keep burning rocket fuel from leaking from the Challenger's booster joints hadn't …

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Man Who Predicted Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Dies
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FILE – In this Jan. 28, 1986 file photo, the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center, in Fla. All seven crew members died in the explosion, which was blamed on faulty o-rings in the shuttle's booster rockets.

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Party Under the Space Shuttle at Yuri's Night LA with Buzz Aldrin, Nichelle …
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Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and first human in space. "Поехали!" (Let's Go!) The long-running annual celebration of space culture “Yuri's Night” returns Saturday, April 9, with parties all over the globe honoring Yuri Gagarin, the first human being …

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