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Space Shuttle Launch: Columbia OV-102 1981

Public Domain Stock Footage Space Shuttle Launch: Columbia OV-102 1981

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Synopsis: Columbia Space Shuttle, OV-102, launch and tracking from Kennedy Space Center, Florida 04/12/1981...(read more)

  • Date: 1981
  • Duration: 00:07:29
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States

Space Shuttle Launch - Columbia OV-102 1981

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Space Shuttle Launch - Columbia OV-102 1981

Series of various shots of the space shuttle Columbia OV-l02 on launch pad. MSs Astronauts John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen dining with space officials. MSs and CUs Astronauts Young and Crippen putting on space suit gear, assisted by technicians. Sequence showing Astronauts Young and Crippen after suiting up, then boarding crew van for transportation to the launch pad. INT, launch control center showing launch controllers manning consoles. INT Mss, STS-1 launch platform showing Astronauts Young and Crippen entering orbiter, compartment door is then secured. Various shots of spectators and dignitaries. California Governor Jerry Brown is present. ALSs, vehicles parked near space center, boats in bay and spectators. Various shots of OV-102 during ignition, launch and tracking through jettisoning of SRBs (solid rocket boosters). Great shot of solid propellant rocket boosters separating from Space Shuttle. Shows launch controllers smiling and waving small American flags.