Columbia

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DateCountryDetail
12/04/1981
United States The space shuttle Columbia makes its first test flight from Cape Canaveral.
14/04/1981
United States NASA's space shuttle Columbia completes 36 orbits of the earth during a flight of 54 hours.
06/04/1997
United States NASA brings home the space shuttle Columbia 12 days early amid fears over a defective fuel cell.
16/01/2003
United States NASA launches space shuttle Columbia on its final mission featuring more than 80 experiments from around the world.
01/02/2003
United States Seven astronauts die as space shuttle Columbia breaks up on re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere leaving NASA and the world in a state of shock and disbelief.

 

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On This Day - Columbia