Space Shuttle Mission STS-1 mission objectives were to demonstrate safe launch into orbit and safe return of the orbiter and crew. Verify the combined performance of the entire shuttle vehicle - orbiter, solid rocket boosters and external tank.
Payloads included the Developmental Flight Instrumentation (DFI) and the Aerodynamic Coefficient Identifications Package (ACIP) pallet containing equipment for recording temperatures, pressures and acceleration levels at various points on the vehicle.
- Mission: First Shuttle Mission/Shuttle Systems Test Flight
- Space Shuttle: Columbia
- Launch Pad: 39A
- Launched: April 12, 1981 at 7:00:03 a.m. EST
- Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
- Landing: April 14, 1981 at 10:20:57 a.m. PST
- Mission Duration: 2 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes, and 53 seconds
- Commander John W. Young
- Pilot Robert L. Crippen
STS-1 Mission Patch
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