Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Space Shuttle Columbia

Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space shuttle in NASA's orbital fleet.

Its first mission, STS-1, lasted from April 12 to April 14, 1981.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on its 28th mission; all seven crew members aboard were killed.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Space Shuttle Columbia", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories

Share This Page:

Space & Time News
October 13, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET