acquired September 6, 1972
U.S. Space Shuttle Program Begins
- Data Date: September 6, 1972
- Visualization Date: May 15, 2012
On January 5, 1972 President Richard Nixon initiated the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
The first shuttle launch would take place on April 12, 1981. All 135 Space Shuttle
launches originated from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39 located on Cape
Canaveral, Florida. In this Landsat 1 image vegetation is a bright green, manmade
structures appear white, and water is a reddish black.
NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team