Click the arrow to watch the 1980 documentary “Space Shuttle Missions and Payloads” on YouTube.
I'm starting a new weekly feature titled “Retro Saturday.” The idea is to post old documentary films and videos from sometime in the era of spaceflight.
You may find these very boring or very cool. If you're reading a space blog, it's probably the latter.
We begin with Space Shuttle Missions and Payloads, a 13½ minute NASA feature released a year before the first Shuttle flight. It features the prototype orbiter Enterprise.
In future weeks, search the label "Retro Saturday" to find past editions.