This voyage was its 28th
trip into orbit.
The shuttle weighed about
178,000 pounds with the main engines installed.
The Columbia was the first
to enter the Earth's orbit in 1981.
It is named after the
Boston, Massachusetts based sloop
Construction for the
shuttle started in 1975
It was the first shuttle
to fly after the flight of Enterprise in April 1981
It was the world’s first
reusable space vehicle
It was the first to enter
Earth’s orbit in April 12, 1981 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. They orbited the
earth for 2 days and flew more than one million miles
mission that the Columbia Shuttle went on was from March 1st to 12th,
2002, to service the Hubble Space Telescope.