The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 06)
Original upload date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Archive date: Sun, 28 Nov 2021 09:27:21 GMT
The Greatest Test Flight - STS-1 (Full Mission 06) STS-1 - Columbia - April 12-14 1981 - Onboard are astronauts John Young (CDR) and Bob Crippen (PLT). This is the sixth video of an intended seriesShow more
which will cover the first Space Shuttle flight from countdown to touchdown. Part 06 - During this period the crew continue to troubleshoot the DFI recorder, perform the OMS4 burn, carry out a TV status report and close out the first day for the sleep period. Ground station coverage becomes less as Columbia tracks south on her orbital path. Captions are used to inform the viewer what he/she is watching. Photos have been added where appropriate. Orbiter Space Simulator has been used to dipict flight events. The footage of the TV transmission is not the best quality but does show the event as it happened. The video is captured on a 16:9 screen to allow captioning and photos/video to be shown by the side of the main screen. Audio is in two channels. One covers the PAO and air-to-ground and the other is just the air-to-ground. The audio, downloaded from the NASA audio collection, had already been edited and it has taken some time to put it back into real time for the TV transmissions. However, I don't claim to have gotten it perfect. My personal thanks to JL Pickering and Ed Hengveld who produce excellent photo CDs of space missions that really enhanced the videos. All video/pictures and audio is courtesy NASA.