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2006-Jun-13, 11:39 PM
The space shuttle came into being with the promise of delivering on many hopes and dreams of today's space farers. As a steady workhorse or a novel research platform, it was to be a high flyer and smooth glider. Columbia was the first of these shuttles to venture into the domains of outer space. In spectacular fashion, it proved the designers' estimates and made low earth orbit a ready destination. Ben Evans, in his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0387215174/universetoday/103-2776005-4231843?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&link%5Fcode=xm2"><em>Space Shuttle Columbia - Her Missions and Crews</em></a>, recalls the numerous contributions which this single shuttle made during its many years of satisfying service.

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