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.
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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