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02/08/1991 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched


1991: STS-43 Atlantis, TDRS (NASA)


STS-43 Launch NASA Footage


STS 43 On Orbit Activity 01

Main mission goal was launching the TDRS-E satellite. The flight also tested a new advanced heatpipe radiator for potential use on the then-future space station and conducted a variety of medical and materials science investigations. The mission was also notable for being the first one to send an e-mail from space.
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