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Space Shuttle Columbia

Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space shuttle in NASA's orbital fleet.

Its first mission, STS-1, lasted from April 12 to April 14, 1981.

On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on its 28th mission; all seven crew members aboard were killed.

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