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OMS/RCS Pod Skin

Mission: STS-1 Columbia   Crew: John W. Young
Robert L. Crippen
Launch: April 12, 1981  
Landing: April 14, 1981  
Duration: 2 Days, 6 hours  
Comment: Maiden flight of the Space Shuttle

This section of orbital maneuvering (OMS) and reaction control (RCS) systems pod skin was cut from Columbia after its maiden flight. The pods' skin panels were made from a graphite epoxy honeycomb sandwich. This piece was the property of McDonnell Douglas Aeronautics' St. Louis Div. Program Manager for the Orbital Maneuvering System.

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