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wheels of the space shuttle orbiter
Columbia touch down on Rogers dry lake
at Edwards Air Force Base in southern
California to successfully complete a stay
in space of more than two days.
Astronauts John W. Young, commander,
and Robert L. Crippen, pilot, are aboard
the vehicle. The mission marked the first
NASA flight to end with a wheeled
landing and represents the beginning of a
new age of spaceflight that will employ
the same hardware repeatedly.
April 14, 1981
Photo credit: NASA