The Space Shuttle rises majestically above launch Complex 39's Pad A on
the first leg of its maiden journey into space. On board for the historic
flight are astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen, scheduled to spend nearly
54 hours in space on this first shakedown test of Americas's new reusable
Space Transportation System (STS).
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 81PC-0373
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