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Columbia - Go for Lift Off


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On the launch pad at
Cape Canaveral, America's first manned spacecraft for six years is pointing towards the heavens.
Nearly three years late and 60 per cent over budget, this first reusable space vehicle - which takes off like a rocket and lands like a plane - has been plagued with problems. Scientists at NASA say these have now been solved and that the launch of Columbia is about to herald a new era of commuting into space, bringing huge benefits to mankind. The BBC's Science
James Wilkinson , reports from America on the Shuttle - talks to its supporters. critics, the engineers and astronauts, as they prepare for launch.


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Producer: John Williams

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Columbia - Go for Lift Off

BBC Radio 4 FM, 5 April 1981 22.15

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