40 Years Ago – Proposed Space Shuttle Vehicle

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

On Jan. 5, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. James C. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discussed the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, Calif.

The President announced that day that the United States should proceed at once with the development of an entirely new type of space transportation system designed to help transform the space frontier into familiar territory.

Image Credit: NASA

It was an idea that was developed into the most successful space vehicle to date.

Shuttle Program Patch

STS-1 Embroidered Patch

STS-135 Embroidered Patch – The Final Shuttle

 

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