Bonnie J. DunbarStatus: Retired 3/3/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/30/1985 Last Flight: 1/23/1998Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005 then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. From January 2013 – December 2015, Dr. Dunbar lead the University of Houston’s STEM Center (science, technology, engineering and math) and was a faculty member in the Cullen College of Engineering. Currently, she is a professor of aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University and serves as Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI), a joint entity in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-61-ASpace Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-32Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-50Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-71Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-89National 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.