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I thought answer is Discovery?
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I am incorrect!
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Gumboy Level 55 / fun guy
Answered 9 months ago
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answer> "Columbia"

The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981.
On 12 April 1981, the Space Shuttle orbiter Columbia lifted off from its
pad at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on the STS-1 mission.
It was piloted by Young and Crippen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1
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joensf Level 78
Answered 9 months ago
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Space Shuttle is the term for the combination of the orbiter, the external tank, and the two solid rocket boosters.

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At times, the orbiter itself was referred to as the Space Shuttle. This was not technically correct as the Space Shuttle was the combination of the orbiter, the external tank, and the two solid rocket boosters. These components, once assembled in the Vehicle Assembly Building originally built to assemble the Apollo Saturn V rocket, were commonly referred to as the "stack".[27]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shutt...

but the name of the first orbiter to go was Columbia however as you can see here they call it a Space Shuttle Columbia. see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shutt...

there were other spacecraft that orbited before.
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Sparky5458 Level 63 / Retired Golfer
Answered 9 months ago
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STS-1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-1‎
STS-1 (space transportation system) was the first orbital flight of NASA's ... The first orbiter, Space Shuttle Columbia, launched on 12 April 1981 and returned to Earth
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