John Young and Robert Crippin pilots of the space shuttle Columbia on the flight of the Space Transport System.
Space shuttle Challenger is launched.
First flight of space shuttle Discovery.
Atlantis deploys a classified satellite for the Department of Defense.
Challenger explodes 73 seconds into the flight.
The first shuttle flight after the Challenger disaster. Discovery launches a satellite.
The Magellan Venus probe is launched from Atlantis, the first U.S. planetary mission in 11 years and the first launched from a shuttle.
Atlantis launches the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft.
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