Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Space Shuttle is now 25

Today, April 12, is the 25th anniversary of the first flight of the Space Shuttle. Space shuttle Columbia was the first to be flown to space, piloted by John Young and Bob Crippen. The flight, called STS-1, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Photo credit: NASA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a John Young Parkway in Orlando, Florida. It is named for the astronaut John Young. He was born in the midwest, but he was brought up in Orlando.