- Feb 5, 2010
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Does anyone know the fist time a space shuttle was featured in a story or novel? I'm referring to the actual shuttle rather than a similar craft dreamt up by an author.
I've got that one and it is an interesting scenario, minor correction to my post, the shuttles in "Class G-Zero" are operated by the International Space Agency (ISA) a merged version of NASA, ESA and whatever the Russians called their agency back in the early 70's.The Artist said:Moonraker was made in the late 70s, but those were not NASA's shuttles they were owned by a corporation. The earliest I'm aware of NASA's shuttles being used was in 1980. G. Harry Stine, writing as Lee Correy, wrote "Shuttle Down." This appeared first as a 4 part story in Analog from December 1980 through March 1981. Later that year it was published as a novel by Ballantine/DelRey. The story involved the shuttle Atlantis being forced down by a failure after launching from Vandenberg.