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President Nixon and James Fletcher Discuss the Space Shuttle

President Nixon and James Fletcher Discuss the Space Shuttle

President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discussed the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January 5, 1972. The President announced that day that the ... more

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space Shuttle was approved as a national program in 1972 and developed through the 1970s. Part spacecraft and part aircraft, the Space Shuttle orbiter, the brain and the heart of the Space Transportation System (STS), required several technological advances, including thousands of insulating tiles able to stand the heat of reentry over the course of many missions, as well as sophisticated engines that could be used again and again without being thrown away. The airplane-like orbiter has three main engines, that burn liquid hydrogen and oxygen stored in the large external tank, the single largest structure in the Shuttle. Attached to the tank are two solid rocket boosters that provide the vehecile with most of the thrust needed for liftoff. Two minutes into the flight, the spent solids drop into the ocean to be recovered and refurbished for reuse, while the orbiter engines continue burning until approximately 8 minutes into the flight. After the mission is completed, the orbiter lands on a runway like an airplane. n/a

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space...

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space Shuttle was approved as a national program in 1972 and developed through the 1970s. Part spacecraft and part aircraft, the Space Shuttle or... more

A ground-to-air view of the space shuttle Challenger during liftoff from launch complex 39A at 7:33 a.m. EDT. Aboard the Challenger for the seventh launch of the Space Transportation System are CMDR Bob Crippen, pilot Frederick H. Hauck, and mission specialists Sally Ride, John M. Fabian and Dr. Norman Thagard

A ground-to-air view of the space shuttle Challenger during liftoff fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

GEN Thomas Stafford, left, accompanies Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson as they tour the base. A Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle is in the background

GEN Thomas Stafford, left, accompanies Secretary of the Air Force John...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Charles E. Spizzirri Release Status... more

BLDG. 9A - EGRESS TRAINING - JSC

BLDG. 9A - EGRESS TRAINING - JSC

S78-34927 (31 Aug. 1978) --- Astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, one of a group of eight astronauts named to fly the first few orbital flight tests of the space transportation system, gets ready to participate in a ... more

Portraits - STS-1

Portraits - STS-1

S79-31775 (29 April 1979) --- These two astronauts are the prime crewmen for the first flight in the Space Transportation System (STS-1) program. Astronauts John W. Young, left, commander, and Robert L. Crippen... more

A view of a domelike facility in the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

A view of a domelike facility in the Space Transportation System (STS)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

A view of facilities in the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

A view of facilities in the Space Transportation System (STS) under co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

An overall view of the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

An overall view of the Space Transportation System (STS) under constru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

A view of a flame bucket in the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

A view of a flame bucket in the Space Transportation System (STS) unde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Mark Elijah Frisby Release S... more

A view of a flame bucket in the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

A view of a flame bucket in the Space Transportation System (STS) unde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Mark Elijah Frisby Release S... more

A view of a launch pad rolling track in the Space Transportation System (STS) under construction

A view of a launch pad rolling track in the Space Transportation Syste...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Mark Elijah Frisby Release S... more

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia is being moved on the mobile launcher platform from the vehicle assembly building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39 before its first flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia is being moved ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Personnel at the Space Transportation System (STS) Launch Control Center prepare for the launch of the shuttle Columbia

Personnel at the Space Transportation System (STS) Launch Control Cent...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 3...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform as it arrives at Launch Pad 39 at dusk. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform as it arrives at Launch Pad 39 after leaving the vehicle assembly building (VAB). The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform (MLP) as it leaves the vehicle assembly building (VAB) and heads toward Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform (MLP) as it leaves the vehicle assembly building (VAB) and heads toward Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

The Goodyear Blimp passes near the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle. The shuttle, with access arms in place, is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

The Goodyear Blimp passes near the Space Transportation System (STS) s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia on Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is being prepared for its first flight

A night view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia, with access arms in place, at Launch Pad 39. The shuttle is undergoing preparations prior to its maiden flight

The Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia, with access ar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System, being constructed

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System, being constructed

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

Aerial view of Receiving, Inspection, and Storage Facility, Space Transportation System, being constructed

Aerial view of Receiving, Inspection, and Storage Facility, Space Tran...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System, being constructed

Aerial view of Space Launch Complex No. 6, Space Transportation System...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

S02-02-885 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stations

S02-02-885 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stati...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck commanders station including surrounding instrumentation,control panels,and equipment documented without crew members. Forward and o... more

S02-02-870 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S02-02-870 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open and fixed radiator panels visible documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking af... more

S02-02-863 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Pilots Station

S02-02-863 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Pilots Station

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck pilots station and surrounding instrumentation,control panels,and equipment includes rotational hand controller (RHC),forward window... more

S02-02-864 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

S02-02-864 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing the communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews Text and Graphics System (TAGS) teleprinter printout of instructions whil... more

STS-1 Launch

STS-1 Launch

Full Description: The April 12 launch at Pad 39A of STS-1, just seconds past 7 a.m., carries astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into an Earth orbital mission scheduled to last for 54 hours, ending with un... more

S02-02-853 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Station documentation

S02-02-853 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Sta...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft Flight Deck Mission Station and Onorbit Station documentation includes control panels,hand controller,pilots ejection seat (S2) thermal apron,and Ni... more

S02-02-873 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S02-02-873 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open and fixed radiator panels visible documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking af... more

S02-02-878 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV screens on Aft Flight Deck

S02-02-878 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews checklist and monitors Panel A3 closed circuit television (CCTV) screens at A... more

S02-02-876 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV screens on Aft Flight Deck

S02-02-876 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews checklist and monitors Panel A3 closed circuit television (CCTV) screens at A... more

S02-02-880 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exerciser restraint harness

S02-02-880 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exer...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Engle runs in place using exerciser restraint harness tethered to middeck floor carbon dioxide (CO2) absorber MD52M access panel in front of f... more

S02-02-861 - STS-002 - Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in front of the Onorbit Station

S02-02-861 - STS-002 - Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in fr...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Engle floats on Aft Flight Deck in front of the Onorbit Station. Views taken from the forward flight deck commanders/pilots stations show Engl... more

S02-02-868 - STS-002 - Commander Engle fills beverage container using water dispenser kit water gun

S02-02-868 - STS-002 - Commander Engle fills beverage container using ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Several containers float around Commander Engle as he prepares tea using the JSC water dispenser kit water gun. Forward middeck lockers appear behind En... more

S02-02-889 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers on aft flight deck

S02-02-889 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage con...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers documented on aft flight deck in front of overhead windows and light fixture. Subject Terms: ONB... more

S02-02-888 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers on aft flight deck

S02-02-888 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage con...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers documented on aft flight deck in front of overhead windows and light fixture. Subject Terms: ONB... more

S02-02-871 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S02-02-871 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open and fixed radiator panels visible documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking af... more

S02-02-884 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exerciser restraint harness

S02-02-884 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exer...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Engle runs in place using exerciser restraint harness tethered to middeck floor carbon dioxide (CO2) absorber MD52M access panel in front of f... more

S02-02-877 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV screens on Aft Flight Deck

S02-02-877 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly reviews checklist and monitors CCTV...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews checklist and monitors Panel A3 closed circuit television (CCTV) screens at A... more

S02-02-856 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation

S02-02-856 - STS-002 - Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft Flight Deck Onorbit Station documentation taken from the forward flight deck commanders/pilots stations includes aft viewing windows W9 and W10,remo... more

S02-02-867 - STS-002 - Commander Engle fills beverage container using water dispenser kit water gun

S02-02-867 - STS-002 - Commander Engle fills beverage container using ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Several containers float around Commander Engle as he prepares tea using the JSC water dispenser kit water gun. Forward middeck lockers appear behind En... more

S02-02-886 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stations

S02-02-886 - STS-002 - Forward flight deck Commanders and Pilots Stati...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward flight deck pilots station including surrounding instrumentation,control panels,and equipment documented without crew members. Forward and overh... more

S02-02-887 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers on aft flight deck

S02-02-887 - STS-002 - Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage con...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Closeups of bubbles forming in tea beverage containers documented on aft flight deck in front of overhead windows and light fixture. Subject Terms: ONB... more

S02-02-881 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exerciser restraint harness

S02-02-881 - STS-002 - Commander Engle exercises on middeck using exer...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Engle runs in place using exerciser restraint harness tethered to middeck floor carbon dioxide (CO2) absorber MD52M access panel in front of f... more

S02-02-872 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S02-02-872 - STS-002 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open and fixed radiator panels visible documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking af... more

S02-02-866 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

S02-02-866 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing the communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews Text and Graphics System (TAGS) teleprinter printout of instructions whil... more

S02-02-865 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

S02-02-865 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing the communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,reviews Text and Graphics System (TAGS) teleprinter printout of instructions whil... more

S02-02-869 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly waves to camera on middeck

S02-02-869 - STS-002 - Pilot Truly waves to camera on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Truly,wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset,waves to camera on middeck with MA73C control panel and food warmer in background. Co... more

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

S81-30498 (12 April 1981) --- After six years of silence, the thunder of manned spaceflight is heard again, as the successful launch of the first space shuttle ushers in a new concept in utilization of space. T... more

Space Transportation System-1 space shuttle Columbia lifts off from Complex 39A

Space Transportation System-1 space shuttle Columbia lifts off from Co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eastern Space & Missile Ctr State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released ... more

DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, CALIF.  -   Orbiter Columbia "flares out" for a landing at Rogers dry lake Runway 23, successfully completing the historic first flight for the Space Shuttle.  Astronauts John Young, Commander, and Robert Crippen, Pilot, crewed the spacecraft for the first full test of the Space Transportation System. STS-1, known as a shuttle systems test flight, seeks to demonstrate safe launch into orbit and safe return of the orbiter and crew and verify the combined performance of the entire shuttle vehicle -- orbiter, solid rocket boosters and external tank. KSC-81PC0425

DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, CALIF. - Orbiter Columbia "flares ou...

DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER, CALIF. - Orbiter Columbia "flares out" for a landing at Rogers dry lake Runway 23, successfully completing the historic first flight for the Space Shuttle. Astronauts John You... more

The orbiter Columbia sits on Rogers Drylake Runway 23 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center after its return from Earth orbit. Columbia's landing completed the first full test of the Space Transportation System

The orbiter Columbia sits on Rogers Drylake Runway 23 at NASA's Dryden...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... more

S03-19-053 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter environment evaluation

S03-19-053 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter e...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) to measure radiations an... more

S03-19-049 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter environment evaluation

S03-19-049 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter e...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) to measure radiations an... more

S03-19-052 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter environment evaluation

S03-19-052 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter e...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) to measure radiations an... more

S03-19-042 - STS-003 - Overall view of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S03-19-042 - STS-003 - Overall view of payload bay taken from the aft ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking aft). Office of Space Science (OSS)-1... more

S03-19-045 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma works with EEVT experiment on aft middeck

S03-19-045 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma works with EEVT experiment on ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma works with Electrophoresis Equipment Verification Test (EEVT) electrophoresis unit, cryogenic freezer, and stowage locker equipment loc... more

S03-19-051 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter environment evaluation

S03-19-051 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter e...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) to measure radiations an... more

S03-19-048 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter environment evaluation

S03-19-048 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is positioned for orbiter e...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) to measure radiations an... more

S03-19-044 - STS-003 - Plasma Diagnostic Package (PDP) grappled by RMS above Earth's surface

S03-19-044 - STS-003 - Plasma Diagnostic Package (PDP) grappled by RMS...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostic Package (PDP) grappled by the remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is held above the payload bay (not in view) to measure fiel... more

S03-19-034 - STS-003 - Orbiter upper forward fuselage documented from crew compartment windows

S03-19-034 - STS-003 - Orbiter upper forward fuselage documented from ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Orbiter nose section and upper forward fuselage with missing low temperature reusable surface insulation (LRSI) heat shield tiles documented from crew c... more

S03-22-121 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton record PGU data on middeck

S03-22-121 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton record PGU data on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headsets (HDSTs), record Plant Growth Unit (PGU) data for the Influence of Weightlessne... more

S03-22-124 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton adjusts MLR controls on middeck

S03-22-124 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton adjusts MLR controls on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headsets (HDSTs), adjusts controls on Monodisperse Latex Reactor (MLR) experiment locat... more

S05-05-183 - STS-005 - Spacecraft sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

S05-05-183 - STS-005 - Spacecraft sunshield closed over ASE in payload...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) in payload bay (PLB). With PLB doors open, left wing tip, orbit... more

S05-05-169 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,left wing tip,OMS pods,vertical tail

S05-05-169 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,left wing tip,OMS pods,v...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) with spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE). With PLB doors open left wing tip, orbi... more

S05-08-280 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,space radiator panel,wing,OMS pods,vertical tail

S05-08-280 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,space radiator panel,win...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) with spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE). With PLB doors open space radiator pane... more

S05-08-281 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,space radiator panel,wing,OMS pods,vertical tail

S05-08-281 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield,space radiator panel,win...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) with spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE). With PLB doors open space radiator pane... more

S03-31-315 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

S03-31-315 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth limb documented at sunrise. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), EARTH LIMB, SUN SUNRISE, SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYS... more

S03-31-307 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

S03-31-307 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth limb documented at sunrise. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), EARTH LIMB, SUN SUNRISE, SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYS... more

S04-23-146 - STS-004 - Earth Observations

S04-23-146 - STS-004 - Earth Observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations include: Clouds over North Atlantic Ocean off Africa. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), CLOUDS, A... more

S04-23-123 - STS-004 - Earth Observations

S04-23-123 - STS-004 - Earth Observations

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth Observations include: Marshall Islands; Wotje, Erikub, Likiep, Ailuk Atolls. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), ... more

S04-23-120 - STS-004 - Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned above payload bay

S04-23-120 - STS-004 - Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM) is grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) and positioned above payload bay. Closeups show camera p... more

S04-23-118 - STS-004 - Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned above payload bay

S04-23-118 - STS-004 - Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM) is grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) and positioned above payload bay. Closeups show camera p... more

S04-26-241 - STS-004 - Crew compartment forward flight deck windows W5 and W6.

S04-26-241 - STS-004 - Crew compartment forward flight deck windows W5...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Crew compartment forward flight deck windows W5 and W6. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, FLIGHT DECK, WINDOWS, COLUMBIA (ORBITER), SPACE TRANSPORTATI... more

S04-26-246 - STS-004 - Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and trash stowage bags on middeck

S04-26-246 - STS-004 - Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and trash st...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Wet trash stowage container and other stowage bags float in front of Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and side hatch on middeck. WMC door with towel s... more

S04-28-308 - STS-004 - Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and trash stowage bags on middeck

S04-28-308 - STS-004 - Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and trash st...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Wet trash stowage container and other stowage bags float in front of Waste Management Compartment (WMC) and side hatch on middeck. WMC door with towel s... more

S05-03-092 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield, OMS pods, and vertical tail against Earth's surface

S05-03-092 - STS-005 - PLB with ASE sunshield, OMS pods, and vertical ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) with spacecraft sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE). With PLB doors open left wing tip, orbi... more

S03-25-220 - STS-003 - Columbia,Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102,RCS engines thrusting

S03-25-220 - STS-003 - Columbia,Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102,RCS engines t...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, reaction control system (RCS) engine thrusting series shows one plume fire glow in each view. Subject Terms: ONBOAR... more

S03-25-221 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma on Aft Flight Deck operates camera mounted in window W9

S03-25-221 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma on Aft Flight Deck operates ca...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma, wearing communication kit assembly (assy) mini headset, operates camera mounted in aft flight deck viewing window W9 and surrounded by... more

S03-24-208 - STS-003 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft flight deck viewing windows

S03-24-208 - STS-003 - Overall views of payload bay taken from the aft...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of payload bay (PLB) with PLB doors open documented from the aft flight deck viewing windows (looking aft). In the foreground is the Offic... more

S03-24-198 - STS-003 - Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing procedures

S03-24-198 - STS-003 - Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing proced...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing procedures taken from aft viewing windows looking aft show left door reopening. Remote manipulator system (RMS)... more

S03-31-301 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

S03-31-301 - STS-003 - Earth limb at sunrise and sunburst

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth limb documented at sunrise. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), EARTH LIMB, SUN SUNRISE, SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYS... more

S05-02-066 - STS-005 - SBS-C satellite mounted on ASE and covered by sunshield in payload bay (PLB)

S05-02-066 - STS-005 - SBS-C satellite mounted on ASE and covered by s...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Satellite Business Systems (SBS) C satellite mounted on thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) and protected by spacecraft sunshield in... more

S05-02-073 - STS-005 - SBS-C satellite sunshield opens during pre-deployment operations

S05-02-073 - STS-005 - SBS-C satellite sunshield opens during pre-depl...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: During pre-deployment operations, Satellite Business Systems (SBS) C satellite sunshield opens. SBS-C is mounted on thermal system covered airborne supp... more

S05-01-032 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

S05-01-032 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

The original finding aid described this as: Description: In dark payload bay (PLB), silhouette of sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) is visible. With PLB doors open, ... more

S05-01-028 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

S05-01-028 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) in payload bay (PLB). With PLB doors open, left wing tip, orbital maneuver... more

S05-01-026 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

S05-01-026 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) in payload bay (PLB). With PLB doors open, left wing tip, orbital maneuver... more

S05-01-029 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

S05-01-029 - STS-005 - Sunshield closed over ASE in payload bay (PLB)

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Sunshield closed over thermal system covered airborne support equipment (ASE) in payload bay (PLB). With PLB doors open, left wing tip, orbital maneuver... more

S03-21-089 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma works with EEVT experiment on aft middeck

S03-21-089 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma works with EEVT experiment on ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma works with Electrophoresis Equipment Verification Test (EEVT) electrophoresis unit, cryogenic freezer, and stowage locker equipment loc... more

S03-21-088 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton with Bubble Separation Experiment

S03-21-088 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton with Bubble Separation Experime...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing the communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headsets (HDSTs), conduct Bubble Separation Experiment on middeck.Fullerton holds e... more

S03-24-190 - STS-003 - Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing procedures

S03-24-190 - STS-003 - Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing proced...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload bay (PLB) door opening / closing procedures taken from aft viewing windows looking aft show left door closed. Remote manipulator system (RMS) ar... more

S03-23-183 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is held above payload bay

S03-23-183 - STS-003 - PDP grappled by RMS is held above payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is held above payload bay (PLB) with top of vertical tail and ... more

S03-23-172 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma records experiment data on middeck

S03-23-172 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma records experiment data on mid...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma records experiment data on middeck while in front of the Development Flight Instrument (DFI) unit. Subject Terms: ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, ... more

S03-23-167 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma removes Insect Flight Motion Study from stowage locker

S03-23-167 - STS-003 - Commander Lousma removes Insect Flight Motion S...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Commander Lousma removes Insect Flight Motion Study (Student Experiment) from aft middeck locker located under Electrophoresis Equipment Verification Te... more

S03-23-151 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton works with EEVT experiment on aft middeck

S03-23-151 - STS-003 - Pilot Fullerton works with EEVT experiment on a...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Pilot Fullerton, wearing communications kit assembly (ASSY) mini headset (HDST), works with Electrophoresis Equipment Verification Test (EEVT) electroph... more