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A New Space Age

First manned shuttle launch

Captain AlOn April 12th the first manned shuttle launch of the spaceship Columbia lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center. Our friend Alan invited Julie,Cloumbia Launch Anne, and me to join him and Susan on his sailboat to sail up the Indian River to Port Canaveral to watch the launch. We had a great time, the weather was perfect, bright and sunny, we arrived and anchored in the river and watched the Columbia lift off and disappear into the sky starting a new era of space exploration. It brought back memories of when I went to see the Apollo 15 moon launch back in 1971.  The sun was setting as we returned back to Melbourne.


Updated: 06-01-2023

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