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NASA's Space Shuttle Program: 30 Years of Flight

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Shuttle drawing x-24B test vehicleThe First External TankTest StandFirst Shuttle Launch Smoke Trails From ChallengerChallenger crew Birds Flock to STS-27Engine Maintenance On the Payload bay Test Firing Servicing the Hubble Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Columbia 1981 launch Columbia DebrisDiscovery flight deckFinal Shuttle Launch Atlantis Over EarthSandy Magnus 1979 shuttle photoDiscovery sunset Final Landing

Test Firing

The test firing of a space shuttle main engine lights up the night sky at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. 1992.

Photo Essay

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