Space History Photo: The first Space Shuttle External Tank (ET), the Main Propulsion Test Article (MPTA), rolls off the assembly line on September 1977 at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The only thing John Young did not fly into space was the old Mercury capsule. One of the true unsung astronauts of the space program. He was the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission and walked on the moon on Apollo 16
mechaddiction: “One of two prints from artist Kevin Dart’s Space Shuttle series celebrating the Challenger and Columbia. These two incredible shuttles and their crews completed 36 successful missions and spent over 300 days in space. Some highlights.