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#9: The Space Shuttle

December 7th, 2015 · 80 minutes

This week, Stephen and Jason strap in and talk about NASA’s space shuttle program.

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Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-1

Coumbia embarks on STS-1 on April 12, 1981.


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