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STS-51-J

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20th anniversary of the ill-fated shuttle mission

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NASA's shuttle program is ending after 30 years and 134 missions linking humans to space.

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1963: Vostok 5 (USSR)

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Mystery spaceship returns to Earth

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Robert Ambrose: Principal Investigator, Game Changing Development Program

STS-51-J was the 21st NASA Space Shuttle mission and the first flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. It launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 3 October 1985, carrying a payload for the U.S. Department of Defense, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on 7 October.
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