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This is the official final mission report issued by the NASA Johnson Space Center for the flight of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission launched in April 1981 with John Young and Robert Crippen. In addition to technical details, this report includes the report of Young and Crippen on the mission. Over 60 orbiter anomalies are discussed.

Contents include: Propulsion Systems * Orbiter Main Propulsion System * Orbital Maneuvering System * Reaction Control System * Power Systems * Auxiliary Power Unit * Hydraulic Subsystem * Power Reactant Storage And Distribution * Power Generation Subsystem * Electrical Power Distribution And Control * Avionics Systems * Integrated Guidance, Navigation, And Control * Data Processing System And Software * Backup Flight System * Displays And Controls * Communications And Tracking * Instrumentation * Systems Management * Redundancy Management * Environmental Control And Life Support System * Active Thermal Control System * Air Revitalization System * Air Revitalization Pressure Control System * Airlock Support System * Water And Waste Management System * Crew Station And Equipment * Cabin Arrangement * Cabin Environment * Noise Level Survey * Stowage * Flight Crew Equipment * Flight Test Requirements * Structures * Flutter/Buffet * Loads And Stress Evaluation * Midbody Deflection/Door Closing Test * Entry Flight Loads * Aerodynamic Pressure Distribution * Window Cavity Conditioning Systems * Mechanical Systems * Purge And Vent Subsystem * Orbiter/External Tank Separation And Umbilical Devices * Payload Bay Doors And Radiators * Star Tracker Doors * Air Data Probe * Landing Deceleration Subsystem * Aerothermal Seals * Crew Escape System * Pyrotechnics * Thermal * Thermal Control * Thermal Protection * Aerothermodynamics * Aerodynamics * Ascent * Entry * Aerodynamic Coefficient Identification Package * Environments Analysis * Acoustics Evaluation * Vibration Evaluation * Thermal Analysis * Contamination * Payload Bay Environment Analysis * Lift-Off Accelerations * Landing Accelerations * Quasi-Static Accelerations * Acoustic * Vibration * Thermal * Crew Report * Training * Sts-1 Prelaunch And Ascent * Prelaunch Activity To Crew Ingress * The First Launch Attempt - April 10 * Prelaunch Activity - April 12 * Ascent Phase * General On-Orbit Operations * Crew Timelines * Zero Gravity Operations In Columbia * Vehicle Surface Observations * On-Orbit Guidance, Navigation And Control System Performance * Attitude And Translation Maneuvers * Data Processing System (DPS) Operations * Flight Control System (FCS) Checkout * Star Tracker, Inertial Measurement Unit, And Optical Alignment Sight Operations * Systems Operations * Electrical Power System * Water Dumps * Communications Operations * Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)/Hydraulic System Operations * Mechanical Systems Operation * Fire/Smoke Detection System Checks * Environmental And Thermal Control "Systems Performance Operations * Radiator Operations * Cabin/Avionics Bay Water Loop Operations * Pressure Control System Reconfiguration Operations * Crew/Orbiter Compatibility Tests * Television Camera Operation * Crew-Operated Camera * Food Operations * Window Operations * Cabin Noise * Inflight Maintenance * Pressure Suit Doffing And Donning Operations * Gas Sampling And Solid Solvent Sampling * Waste Management System Operations * Stowage * Entry Phase * Deorbit Maneuver * Post-Firing Maneuver to the Entry Attitude * Entry Interface Minus 5 Minutes * Entry * Post Landing Operations * Biomedical Evaluation * Trajectory * Mission Control And Flight Control Evaluation * Orbiter Anomaly Summary

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