1st Shuttle flight and 1st flight of Columbia 1st flight of winged orbital spacecraft with a crew on board and 1st flight of a manned spacecraft which had not first been tested in an unmanned capacity

12 April 1981 at 12:00:04 pm GMT from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) and Aerodynamic Coefficient Identification Package (ACIP) 270 km 40.3 degrees

14 April 1981 at 6:20:57 pm GMT on Runway 23 at Edwards Air Force Base in California 1,730,000 km 36

2 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds

John Watts Young Jr, 50, commander

Capt Robert Laurel Crippen, 43, US Navy, pilot

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