STS-1 - Spotlighted Space Shuttle Columbia stands out dramatically against the night sky at Kennedy Space Center. The lights to the left of the Shuttle, also reflected in the nearby waters of the Center’s environmentally rich lagoon system, outline the fixed and rotating service structures. The rotating structure, which obscures the view of the Orbiter when in place, has been retracted to allow modifications that will provide access to debonded insulation panels on the Shuttle’s external tank. 02/19/1981
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STS-1 - Spotlighted Space Shuttle Columbia stands out dramatically against the night sky at Kennedy Space Center. The lights to the left of the Shuttle, also reflected in the nearby waters of the Center’s environmentally rich lagoon system, outline the fixed and rotating service structures. The rotating structure, which obscures the view of the Orbiter when in place, has been retracted to allow modifications that will provide access to debonded insulation panels on the Shuttle’s external tank. 02/19/1981

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31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates. 
These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 
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31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates.

These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 

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S83-35782 (18 June 1983) —- An Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engine firing caused this bright glow at the aft end of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. Also visible in the 70mm exposure are parts of the Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS-01). The experiment package for NASA’s Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA-2), the protective cradles for the Indonesian Palapa-B and Telesat Canada Anik C2 satellites, some getaway special (GAS) canisters and the Canadian-built Remote Manipulator System (RMS). The firing took place less than an hour after deployment of Anik. 
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S83-35782 (18 June 1983) —- An Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engine firing caused this bright glow at the aft end of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983. Also visible in the 70mm exposure are parts of the Shuttle Pallet Satellite (SPAS-01). The experiment package for NASA’s Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications (OSTA-2), the protective cradles for the Indonesian Palapa-B and Telesat Canada Anik C2 satellites, some getaway special (GAS) canisters and the Canadian-built Remote Manipulator System (RMS). The firing took place less than an hour after deployment of Anik.

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Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise lunchbox and thermos, c1977. From the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (Photo: me)

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise lunchbox and thermos, c1977. From the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. (Photo: me)

James Bond 007 – Moonraker, 1:144 model kit, Revell, 1977. From the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

James Bond 007 – Moonraker, 1:144 model kit, Revell, 1977. From the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Buran on launch pad, 1988.
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Buran on launch pad, 1988.

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Shuttle Test Using Electron Beam, 1975.
A space shuttle model undergoes a wind tunnel test in 1975. This test is simulating the ionized gasses that surround a shuttle as it reenters the atmosphere.
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Shuttle Test Using Electron Beam, 1975.

A space shuttle model undergoes a wind tunnel test in 1975. This test is simulating the ionized gasses that surround a shuttle as it reenters the atmosphere.

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Space Shuttle Program concept paintings. Via San Diego Air & Space Museum.

In Memoriam Challenger, 1986. január 28.
In Memoriam Challenger. Hungarian block of stamp, FDC.

In Memoriam Challenger, 1986. január 28.

In Memoriam Challenger. Hungarian block of stamp, FDC.

The first flight of the Buran. In: Крылья Родины, 1989/4.

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The first flight of the Buran. In: Крылья Родины, 1989/4.

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