Columbia

The Space Shuttle

The space shuttle

  • It was reusable

  • All space shuttles weighed at least 5 million pounds

  • It can hold at least 7 astronauts

  • The first one was made in 1981

Columbia

  • It was the first reusable spaceship ever

  • Columbia’s last mission was in January 17, 2003

  • It was made in 1981

  • It was first launched in April 12, 1981

What was the Columbia meant for

  • marathon international scientific research flight

  • 7 astronauts went on it including the first Israeli astronaut

  • the first flight of the Space Shuttle program

  • the recovery of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)