Andy ThomasStatus: Retired 12/18/1951 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/19/1996 Last Flight: 7/26/2005Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas, AO is an Australian-born American aerospace engineer and a NASA astronaut. He became a U.S. citizen in December 1986, hoping to gain entry to NASA’s astronaut program. He is married to fellow NASA astronaut Shannon Walker.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-77Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-89Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-102Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-114National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationType: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS Spacecraft: Orion Country: USAThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.