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Every weekday, your Sci-Fi 5 brings you five minutes of science fiction history. Our panel of hosts present the background stories and details about the creators and context around the stories you love. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

Apr 12, 2021

Astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen boldly pioneered NASA's space shuttle program when they sat aboard the Columbia orbiter on April 12, 1981 - the first launch of a complete (and untested!) reusable spacecraft system. Movie fans may have already been familiar with how it would all work though, as we'll explore in this intersection of science fiction and science fact.

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