John Young and Robert Crippin pilots of the space shuttle Columbia on the flight of the Space Transport System.
The Challenger shuttle
Nov. 11, 1982
Space shuttle Challenger is launched.
The shuttle Discovery
Aug. 30, 1984
First flight of space shuttle Discovery.
Oct. 7, 1985
Atlantis deploys a classified satellite for the Department of Defense.
Explosion of Challenger
Jan. 28, 1986
Challenger explodes 73 seconds into the flight.
Shuttle Discovery Satellite
September 29, 1988
The first shuttle flight after the Challenger disaster. Discovery launches a satellite.
May 4, 1989
The Magellan Venus probe is launched from Atlantis, the first U.S. planetary mission in 11 years and the first launched from a shuttle.
Oct. 18, 1989
Atlantis launches the Jupiter-bound Galileo spacecraft.
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