This week in Edwards history

Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) ground transport from Palmdale, California, to Edwards Air Force Base. (NASA photo)

Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) ground transport from Palmdale, California, to Edwards Air Force Base. (NASA photo)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- On March 8, 1979, Space Shuttle Columbia arrived at Edwards AFB on a trailer after a 38-mile journey from the Rockwell International plant in Palmdale, California. The trailer traveled through Lancaster, California, then to Edwards. The orbital vehicle was delivered to NASA’s then Dryden Flight Research Center facility to be mated with its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft.

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