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(First Space Shuttle Mission)
Space Shuttle Columbia made its Maiden Flight on April 12, 1981 as STS-1 Shuttle Mission. It was Orbital Flight Test-1. Primary objectives were to check out the overall Shuttle system, acomplish a safe ascent into orbit and return to Earth fo a safe landing. It was a successful flight. Primary payload was the DFI pallet (Development Flight Instrumentation package).
John Young (commander) and Robert Crippen (pilot) landed Columbia on April 14, 1981 at Edwards Air Force Base.
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