Launch of first operational shuttle
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Posted: April 12, 2000
Space shuttle Columbia lifts off from Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A on November 11, 1982. STS-5 was the first operational shuttle mission after Columbia successfully completed four earlier test flights. Columbia's four astronauts deployed two commercial communications satellites on STS-5. Source video: NASA TV (328k, 47sec QuickTime file).
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