Columbia was launched in 1981. One year later, the Shuttle Challenger rolled off the assembly line as the second shuttle of the US fleet. They were followed by the shuttles Discovery in 1983 and Atlantis in 1985.
yoker brian wrote:Actually had a discussion with a collegue a few weeks ago about this very topic and he said it was doing a flypast at the Rockwell Factory in East Kilbride, as they manufactured the special black tiles used on the underside of the shuttle body.
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