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Celebrating a Historic Anniversary: April 12, 1981 – the maiden launch of the Space Shuttle

Congratulations to all those who played a role in the first mission of the Space

Transportation System (STS)-1, which flew on April 12, 1981.

Aerodyne Industries is proud to play a role in the next historic mission for NASA:

Exploration Mission (EM)-1, which will launch in late 2020.

The uncrewed mission past low Earth orbit will test both the Space Launch System

(SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft in the next major step to our nation’s return to

the Moon by 2024.


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