January 5, 2012

1972: Space Shuttle Program Announced

President Nixon's 1972 Announcement on the Space Shuttle

Richard Nixon

President Richard M. Nixon and NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher announced the Space Shuttle program had received final approval in San Clemente, California, on 5 January 1972.

Statements by President Nixon and NASA Administrator James Fletcher
5 January 1972

HT: This Week in Space, January 2, 2012

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