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5:00 A.M. Sunday May 8th, 1910. Starting out with papers from McIntyres Branch. Chestnut & 16th Sts. Location: St. Louis, Missouri

5:00 A.M. Sunday May 8th, 1910. Starting out with papers from McIntyre...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Street trades. Hine no. 1370. No text recorded after final comma. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library... more

Young girls going home from Brown's shoe factory. (Washington & 18th Sts) at close of day. May 10th, 1910. Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Young girls going home from Brown's shoe factory. (Washington & 18th S...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Miscellaneous. Hine no. 1415. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

CATHEDRAL OF STS. PETER AND PAUL. WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL. FOR PARISH CHURCH. ST. ALBAN'S. SPANISH WAR MEMORIAL SERVICES AT PEACE CROSS

CATHEDRAL OF STS. PETER AND PAUL. WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL. FOR P...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

CATHEDRAL OF STS. PETER AND PAUL. WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL. FOR PARISH CHURCH. ST. ALBAN'S. SPANISH WAR MEMORIAL SERVICES AT PEACE CROSS

CATHEDRAL OF STS. PETER AND PAUL. WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL. FOR P...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... 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

ASTRONAUT CRIPPEN, ROBERT L. - PILOT - STS-1 - TRAINING - JSC

ASTRONAUT CRIPPEN, ROBERT L. - PILOT - STS-1 - TRAINING - JSC

S79-25007 (13 Dec. 1978) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot for the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1), is assisted by technicians prior to entering a water immersion facility (WIF) during a tr... more

Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session

Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session

S79-25014 (13 Dec. 1978) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot of the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1), eases into a water immersion facility (WIF) during a training session in the Johnson Space... more

Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session

Crippen, pilot for STS-1, during a training session

S79-25016 (13 Dec. 1978) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot for the first space shuttle orbital flight test, descends steps leading into the water immersion facility (WIF) during a training session in the J... more

Simulations - Mission Control Center (MCC) - STS-1 - JSC

Simulations - Mission Control Center (MCC) - STS-1 - JSC

S79-30442 (29 March 1979) --- Granvil A. (Al) Pennington studies the monitor on his console – the instrumentation/communications officer (INCO) position – during simulations in the mission operations control ro... more

Official STS-1 Crew Insignia

Official STS-1 Crew Insignia

S79-30685 (10 March 1979) --- This is the official insignia for the first space shuttle orbital flight test (STS-1). Crew of the 102 Columbia on STS-1 will be astronauts John W. Young, commander, and Robert L. ... more

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - CRIPPEN, ROBERT L., ASTRONAUT - STS-1

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - CRIPPEN, ROBERT L., ASTRONAUT - STS-1

S79-31776 (29 April 1979) - Astronaut John W. Young, STS-1 Commander.

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

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - CRIPPEN, ROBERT L., ASTRONAUT - STS-1

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - CRIPPEN, ROBERT L., ASTRONAUT - STS-1

S79-31777 (7 May 1979) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB.    Photo credit: NASA KSC-80PC-0741

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA KSC-80PC-0737

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA

STS-1 COLUMBIA - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-102 - PREFLIGHT NIGHT PROCESSING - KSC

STS-1 COLUMBIA - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-102 - PREFLIGHT NIGHT PROCESSING...

S87-26113 (5 March 1981) --- A timed exposure of the space shuttle Columbia at Launch Pad A, Complex 39, turns the space vehicle and support facilities into a night-time fantasy of light. Structures to the left... more

A timed exposure of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1, at Launch Pad A, Complex 39, turns the space vehicle and support facilities into a night-time fantasy of light. To the left of the Shuttle are the fixed and the rotating service structures. KSC-81PC-0136

A timed exposure of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1, at Launch Pad A, C...

A timed exposure of the first Space Shuttle, STS-1, at Launch Pad A, Complex 39, turns the space vehicle and support facilities into a night-time fantasy of light. To the left of the Shuttle are the fixed and t... more

PREFLIGHT - STS-1 - KSC

PREFLIGHT - STS-1 - KSC

S81-28974 (March 1981) --- An early morning scene at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, with the space shuttle Columbia in position on Pad A at right. Launch for the STS-1 mission is set for April 10... more

STS-1 - PRIME AND BACKUP - CREWMEMBERS (ASTRONAUTS) - BRIEFING - JSC

STS-1 - PRIME AND BACKUP - CREWMEMBERS (ASTRONAUTS) - BRIEFING - JSC

S81-29620 (6 April 1981) --- Prime and backup crew members for STS-1 take part in a briefing with engineers located in another building at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) and with Rockwell International repre... more

STS-1 - PRIME AND BACKUP - CREWMEMBERS - TELECONFERENCE - JSC

STS-1 - PRIME AND BACKUP - CREWMEMBERS - TELECONFERENCE - JSC

S81-29618 (6 April 1981) --- STS-1 prime and backup astronaut crew members look at visuals during a coordinated teleconference with engineers. Seated at the table in a briefing room at NASA's Johnson Space Cent... more

STS-1 - PRIME CREWMEMBERS - TELECONFERENCE - JSC

STS-1 - PRIME CREWMEMBERS - TELECONFERENCE - JSC

S81-29619 (6 April 1981) --- STS-1 astronauts John W. Young, left, and Robert L. Crippen direct their attention to a chart on a screen in a small briefing room at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC). They are tak... more

OFFICIAL STS-2 CREW STATION

OFFICIAL STS-2 CREW STATION

S81-29900 (May 1981) --- This is the official insignia for STS-2 the United States second space shuttle orbital flight test mission. Crewmen are astronauts Joe H. Engle, commander, and Richard H. Truly, pilot. ... more

Official STS-3 Crew Insignia

Official STS-3 Crew Insignia

S82-26315 (4 Feb. 1982) --- This is the insignia for NASA's third flight (STS-3) of the Space Transportation System's (STS) Columbia, depicted in the middle of the blue sphere against the background of the sun.... more

LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1

LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1

S81-30505 (12 April 1981) --- Separation of space shuttle Columbia?s external tank, photographed by motion picture cameras in the umbilical bays, occurred following the shutdown of the vehicle?s three main engi... more

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

S81-30463 (12 April 1981) --- The space shuttle Columbia rises off Pad 39A a few seconds past 7 a.m. (EST) on April 12, 1981. Onboard, astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, and Robert L. Crippen, pilot, ... more

Mission Control Activities (MCC) - STS-1 Mission - JSC

Mission Control Activities (MCC) - STS-1 Mission - JSC

S81-30386 (14 April 1981) --- Flight director Charles R. Lewis, left, studies a chart display on his console?s monitor in the mission operations control room (MOCR) in the Johnson Space Center?s Mission Control... more

LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1

LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1

S81-30509 (12 April 1981) --- Separation of space shuttle Columbia?s external tank, photographed by motion picture cameras in the umbilical bays, occurred following the shutdown of the vehicle?s three main engi... more

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

S81-30499 (12 April 1981) --- Space shuttle Columbia flies. Just seconds past the scheduled launch time of 7 a.m. on April 12, 1981, America's Space Transportation System becomes a fact, with the liftoff of the... more

Launch Views - Columbia - STS-1 Mission - KSC

Launch Views - Columbia - STS-1 Mission - KSC

S81-30459 (12 April 1981) --- A remote camera at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A captured this scene as the maiden flight of space shuttle Columbia begins. Astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, a... more

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

S81-30502 (12 April 1981) --- Space shuttle Columbia’s aft orbiter section dominates the field of view in this fifth frame of a dramatic liftoff sequence photographed from the 275-foot level of the Fixed Servic... more

Press Pelease Image - STS-1 - Earth View

Press Pelease Image - STS-1 - Earth View

S81-30396 (12-14 April 1981) --- A vertical view of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas and part of the great Bahama Bank, as photographed with a 70mm handheld camera from the space shuttle Columbia in Earth orbit.... more

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

S81-33178 (12 April 1981) --- The two solid rocket boosters are jettisoned from the climbing space shuttle Columbia as a successful launch phase continues for NASA's first manned space mission since 1975. Astr... more

Launch Views - Columbia - STS-1 Mission - KSC

Launch Views - Columbia - STS-1 Mission - KSC

S81-30460 (12 April 1981) --- A remote camera at the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A captured this scene as the maiden flight of space shuttle Columbia begins. Astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, a... more

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

LAUNCH - STS-1 - KSC

S81-30501 (12 April 1981) --- Nose pointed skyward, space shuttle Columbia begins its climb toward orbit moments after solid rocket booster ignition in this first view of a dramatic liftoff sequence photographe... 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

PRESS RELEASE IMAGE - STS-1 - CREW ACTIVITIES

PRESS RELEASE IMAGE - STS-1 - CREW ACTIVITIES

S81-30422 (12-14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young, STS-1 commander, cleans off his razor after shaving his face on the middeck of the space shuttle orbiter Columbia. A food tray can be seen mounted on a ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After six years of silence, the thunder of manned space flight is heard again as the successful launch of the first Space Shuttle ushers in a new concept in utilization of space. The April 12 launch at Pad 39A, 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 unpowered landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. STS-1, the first in a series of shuttle vehicles planned for the Space Transportation sysstem, utilizes reusable launch and return components ksc-81pc-382

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After six years of silence, the thunder ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After six years of silence, the thunder of manned space flight is heard again as the successful launch of the first Space Shuttle ushers in a new concept in utilization of space. T... more

STS-1 ONBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY - STS-1-7-0502:  STS-1 Pilot Robert Crippen at lunch. KSC-81PC1125

STS-1 ONBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY - STS-1-7-0502: STS-1 Pilot Robert Crippen ...

STS-1 ONBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY - STS-1-7-0502: STS-1 Pilot Robert Crippen at lunch.

PRESS RELEASE IMAGE - STS-1 - CREW ACTIVITIES

PRESS RELEASE IMAGE - STS-1 - CREW ACTIVITIES

S81-30420 (12-14 April 1981) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot for STS-1 takes advantage of zero-gravity to do some rare acrobatics on the middeck of the space shuttle Columbia in Earth orbit. This 35mm fr... more

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

S81-33180 (12 April 1981) --- The two solid rocket boosters are jettisoned from the climbing space shuttle Columbia as a successful launch phase continues for NASA's first manned space mission since 1975. Astr... more

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

LAUNCH (IGOR) - STS-1

S81-33179 (12 April 1981) --- Though their STS-1 task has been performed, the two solid rocket boosters (SRB) still glow following their jettisoning from the space shuttle Columbia on its way to many firsts. Am... more

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

Launch views of the Columbia for the STS-1 mission, April 12, 1981

S81-30462 (12 April 1981) --- The space shuttle Columbia rises off Pad 39A a few seconds past 7 a.m. (EST) on April 12, 1981. Onboard, astronauts John W. Young, STS-1 commander, and Robert L. Crippen, pilot, h... more

STS-1 - LAUNCH DAY - MISSION CONTROL CENTER (MCC) ACTIVITIES

STS-1 - LAUNCH DAY - MISSION CONTROL CENTER (MCC) ACTIVITIES

S81-30216 (12 April 1981) --- Astronaut Joe H. Engle, backup crew commander for STS-1, watches a large screen in the mission operations control room of the Johnson Space Center?s Mission Control Center during t... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-1 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-1 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB)...

S81-32876 (13 April 1981) --- Brig. Gen. William T. Twinting studies the monitor at the Department of Defense (DOD) console in the mission operations control room (MOCR) at the Johnson Space Center?s Mission Co... more

STS-1 - Landing View - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

STS-1 - Landing View - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30425 (14 April 1981) --- The space shuttle orbiter Columbia is seen from the front as it heads for a touchdown atop a dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. A T-38 chase plane follo... more

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30843 (14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young, STS-1 commander, egresses the space shuttle orbiter Columbia following her successful landing on Rogers dry lake bed on southern California?s Edwards Air F... more

LANDING - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30734 (14 April 1981) --- The rear wheels of the space shuttle orbiter Columbia (STS-1) touch down on Rogers dry lake at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California to successfully complete a stay in spac... more

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30845 (14 April 1981) --- The 122-feet-long (37.2 meters) space shuttle orbiter Columbia approaches its dry lake bed landing site at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California to successfully complete a ... more

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30846 (14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young (near center of photo), STS-1 commander, egresses the space shuttle Columbia upon the completion of checklist activities following the successful landing of... 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

POST-LANDING - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

POST-LANDING - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-31913 (14 April 1981) --- This head-on photograph of NASA's space shuttle Columbia was taken during post-landing servicing on Rogers dry lake bed at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. The STS-1 ... more

POST-LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1 - FL

POST-LAUNCH (SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER [SRB]) - STS-1 - FL

S81-30953 (13 April 1981) --- With one of the two expended solid rocket boosters from the launch of the space shuttle Columbia in tow, the recovery ship UTC Liberty heads toward the Trident Submarine Basin at P... more

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30852 (14 April 1981) --- Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, pilot for the STS-1 flight, egresses the NASA space shuttle following touchdown of the Columbia on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Californi... more

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1

S81-30419 (12-14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young, mans the commander?s station in the Columbia during the 36-orbit STS-1 flight. A loose leaf notebook with flight activities data floats in the weightle... more

STS-1 - LAUNCH - KSC

STS-1 - LAUNCH - KSC

The Space Shuttle Columbia begins a new era of space transportation when it lifts off from NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The reusable Orbiter, its two (2) fuel tanks and two (2) Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) ... more

STS-1 - LAUNCH - KSC

STS-1 - LAUNCH - KSC

The Space Shuttle Columbia begins a new era of space transportation when it lifts off from NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The reusable Orbiter, its two (2) fuel tanks and two (2) Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) ... more

Crew activities around the orbiter after the landing of STS-1

Crew activities around the orbiter after the landing of STS-1

Astronaut Robert L. Crippen, right, is greeted by wife Virginia following landing of mission STS-1. Behind Mrs. Crippon is George W.S. Abbey, Director of Flight Operations at JSC (30850); Astronaut John W. Youn... more

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

LANDING (CREW ACTIVITIES) - STS-1 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-30853 (14 April 1981) --- Astronaut John W. Young, left center talks with George W.S. Abbey, director of flight operations at Johnson Space Center, following egress from the STS-1 Columbia, which forms the ... more

STS-2 - SIMULATION - RIDE, SALLY, ASTRONAUT - JSC

STS-2 - SIMULATION - RIDE, SALLY, ASTRONAUT - JSC

S81-33963 (July 1981) --- Mission specialist/astronaut Sally K. Ride and Dale E. Moore of the flight control division?s electrical, mechanical and environmental systems branch take a special interest in a simul... more

Astronaut Sally Ride - CapCom Console - STS-2 Simulation

Astronaut Sally Ride - CapCom Console - STS-2 Simulation

Astronaut Sally Ride at the CapCom console during the STS-2 simulation. She appears to be speaking to the crew using a headset.

Astronauts Sally Ride and Terry Hart prepare for RMS training for STS-2

Astronauts Sally Ride and Terry Hart prepare for RMS training for STS-...

Astronauts Sally Ride and Terry Hart prepare for remote manipulator system (RMS) training for STS-2 in bldg 9A. Views include Ride, Hart and Robert R. Kain of the Flight Activites Branch reviewing procedures fo... more

Astronaut Joe H. Engle, commander of STS-2, in suit donning/doffing exercise

Astronaut Joe H. Engle, commander of STS-2, in suit donning/doffing ex...

Astronaut Joe H. Engle, STS-2 commander, practices donning and doffing his extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) in the weightless environment afforded aboard a KC-135 "zero-gravity" aircraft.

STS-2 - PREPS - KSC

STS-2 - PREPS - KSC

S81-35998 (10 Aug. 1981) --- The orbiter Columbia creeps toward the vehicle assembly building (VAB) during its tow-over from the orbiter processing facility before dawn today. Columbia was backed out of its han... more

STS-2 - SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TESTS (SIT) - KSC

STS-2 - SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TESTS (SIT) - KSC

S81-36331 (24 Aug. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle, left, and Richard H. Truly pause before participating in the integrated test of the assembled space shuttle components scheduled for launch no earlier than ... more

PRELAUNCH - STS-2 - KSC

PRELAUNCH - STS-2 - KSC

Aerial, ground level and night views of STS-2 Rollout to and on Pad 39A, 08/31/1981. KSC, FL

STS-2 backup Crewmen Lousma and Fullerton in the bldg 5 Shuttle simulator

STS-2 backup Crewmen Lousma and Fullerton in the bldg 5 Shuttle simula...

S81-36714 (14 Nov. 1981) --- These two veteran astronauts were named today as the official prime crew members of STS-3 in the space shuttle Columbia. Commander for NASA?s third space shuttle orbital flight test... more

STS-2 TRAINING - KSC

STS-2 TRAINING - KSC

S81-38547 (10 Sept. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle, right, and Richard H. Truly, prime crew members for STS-2, complete their suiting up chores prior to a countdown demonstration test (CDDT). They are in the... more

STS-2 crewmen Engle and Truly at Ellington upon arrival from KSC after scrub

STS-2 crewmen Engle and Truly at Ellington upon arrival from KSC after...

S81-39413 (5 Nov. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle, left, and Richard H. Truly greet newsmen upon their return to Ellington Air Force Base near NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), from Kennedy Space Center (KSC... more

PREFLIGHT - STS-2 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

PREFLIGHT - STS-2 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

Views of STS-2 Crewmen Truly and Engle in T-38's for departure for KSC and the STS-2 Mission. 1. AIRCRAFT - T-38 EAFB, HOUSTON, TX

AERIALS - STS-2 - KSC

AERIALS - STS-2 - KSC

S81-39527 (12 Nov. 1981) --- This photograph of the STS-2 crew and the space shuttle Columbia soaring toward Earth orbit was captured with a hand-held 70mm camera (using an 80mm lens) operated from the rear sta... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39433 (12 Nov. 1981) --- Flight director Neil B. Hutchinson monitors data displayed on a cathode ray tube (CRT) at his console in the mission operations control room (MOCR) in the Johnson Space Center?s Mis... more

STS-2: Columbia KSC-81pc0899
Aerial views of the STS-2 launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center

Aerial views of the STS-2 launch from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center

S81-39440 (12 Nov. 1981) --- The tiny image of the space shuttle Columbia, its two solid rocket boosters and an external fuel tank feeding Columbia?s engines was captured on camera by one who can truly relate t... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39499 (13 Nov. 1981) --- President Ronald Reagan is briefed by JSC Director Christopher C. Kraft Jr., who points toward the orbiter spotter on the projection plotter in the front of the mission operations c... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39494 (12 Nov. 1981) --- An overall view of activity in the mission operations control room (MOCR) in Houston?s Mission Control Center (MCC) as viewed from the second front row of consoles during the STS-2 ... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39511 (14 Nov. 1981) --- The successful STS-2 landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California was cause for celebration in the Johnson Space Center?s Mission Control Center shortly before 3:30 p.m. (CST) on... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39508 (14 Nov. 1981) --- The successful STS-2 landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California was cause for celebration in the Johnson Space Center?s Mission Control Center shortly before 3:30 p.m. (CST) on... more

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

INFLIGHT (MISSION CONTROL CENTER [MCC]) - STS-2 - JSC

S81-39507 (14 Nov. 1981) --- This unique, wide-angle view of the many flight controllers in Houston?s mission control facility was taken moments prior to the successful touchdown of the STS-2 Columbia. Clifford... more

STS-2 LAUNCH - KSC

STS-2 LAUNCH - KSC

S81-39549 (12 Nov. 1981) --- Framed here by Florida vegetation, the 37-meter-tall (122 feet) NASA space shuttle Columbia lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA-Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Astronauts Joe H. Engle... more

Space Shuttle Columbia OV (101) launching from pad 39A begining STS-2

Space Shuttle Columbia OV (101) launching from pad 39A begining STS-2

The 122 foot tall Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia mated to its external fuel container (ET) and two solid rocket boosters (SRB) lifts off from Launch Pad 39A for the begining of STS-2.

Bush - POST-FLIGHT - STS-2 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

Bush - POST-FLIGHT - STS-2 - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

S81-39548 (12 Nov. 1981) --- NASA's space shuttle Columbia climbs toward space for a return visit after its 10:10 a.m. liftoff from Launch Pad 39A. Aboard the space shuttle, astronauts Joe H. Engle and Richard ... more

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITY) - STS-2 - OUTER SPACE

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITY) - STS-2 - OUTER SPACE

S81-39573 (12-14 Nov. 1981) --- This photograph was taken during a two-and a fourth-day stay in Earth orbit by astronauts Joe H. Engle, here shaving, and Richard H. Truly, photographer for this frame. A portion... more

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-39564 (14 Nov. 1981) --- This view of the space shuttle Columbia (STS-2) was made with a hand-held 70mm camera in the rear station of the T-38 chase plane. Mission specialist/astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan e... more

INFLIGHT (EARTH VIEWS) - STS-2

INFLIGHT (EARTH VIEWS) - STS-2

S81-39556 (13 Nov. 1981) --- This photograph of the cargo bay of NASA?s space shuttle Columbia was taken by the STS-2 crewmen from inside the shuttle?s cabin. In the foreground is the pallet of experiments deve... more

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITY) - STS-2 - OUTER SPACE

INFLIGHT (CREW ACTIVITY) - STS-2 - OUTER SPACE

S81-39570 (12-14 Nov 1981) --- Astronaut Joe H. Engle, STS-2 commander, enjoys a rare in-space exercise session on a device called a treadmill, which is specially designed for astronauts in zero gravity. He is... more

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-39563 (14 Nov. 1981) --- This view of the space shuttle Columbia (STS-2) was made with a hand-held 70mm camera in the rear station of the T-38 chase plane. Mission specialist/astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan e... more

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

Landing - STS-2 - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

Several views of Columbia in the landing maneuver at the EAFB from T-38 Chase Aircraft and ground views. EAFB, CA

INFLIGHT (EARTH VIEWS) - STS-2

INFLIGHT (EARTH VIEWS) - STS-2

Onboard views by the STS-2 Crew of the Payload Bay with Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA)-1 Payload, the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) and Earth views of: Korea, China and Columbia. Also... more

POST-LANDING - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

POST-LANDING - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

Documentary views of Space Shuttle Columbia on Lakebed Runway during De-Servicing, Crew Egress and departure from Orbiter at the end of STS-2 Mission. EAFB, CA Also available in 70 CN

POST-LANDING - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

POST-LANDING - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-39577 (14 Nov. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle (left) and Richard H. Truly walk with George W.S. Abbey (center), Director of Flight Operations at the Johnson Space Center, after they egressed the space sh... more

POST-FLIGHT (EGRESS) - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

POST-FLIGHT (EGRESS) - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-39580 (14 Nov. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle, rear, and Richard H. Truly egress the space shuttle Columbia after spending two days, six hours and 13 minutes on NASA?s STS-2 mission. At right is their ph... more

POST-FLIGHT (EGRESS) - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

POST-FLIGHT (EGRESS) - STS-2 - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S81-39582 (14 Nov. 1981) --- Astronauts Joe H. Engle, rear, and Richard H. Truly are greeted by George W.S. Abbey, Director of Flight Operations at the Johnson Space Center, as they egress the space shuttle Col... more

PRESS CONFERENCE (STS-3 ANNOUNCEMENT) - STS-2

PRESS CONFERENCE (STS-3 ANNOUNCEMENT) - STS-2

S81-41004 (30 Nov. 1981) --- These two veteran astronauts were named today as the prime crew members for STS-3 in the space shuttle Columbia. Commander for NASA?s third space shuttle orbital flight test is astr... more

Official STS-4 Crew _Patch

Official STS-4 Crew _Patch

S82-29695 (April 1982) --- This oval shaped artwork is the insignia for the fourth Space Transportation System (STS-4) flight in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space shuttle Columbia... more

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - STS-3 - ASTRONAUTS LOUSMA AND FULLERTON

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - STS-3 - ASTRONAUTS LOUSMA AND FULLERTON

S82-25504 (20 Jan. 1982) --- These two veteran astronauts were named as prime crew members for STS-3 in the space shuttle Columbia. Wearing modified USAF-type altitude pressure garments in their Earth-bound shu... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-3 on Launch Pad 39A with searchlights during loading tests. Photo credit: NASA KSC-82PC-0247

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-3 on Launch Pad 39A with searchlights durin...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-3 on Launch Pad 39A with searchlights during loading tests. Photo credit: NASA