View Full Version : Video: Re-Live the First Shuttle Flight, 30 Years Ago

2011-Apr-12, 03:50 PM
Here’s footage from the first space shuttle flight, 30 years ago today on April 12, 1981. One of the big differences you’ll notice is that NASA used to paint the external fuel tank white to match the space shuttle. However, they found they could save about 450 kg (1,000 lbs) by not using paint. Space [...]

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