Donald PettitStatus: Active 4/20/1955 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/23/2002 Last Flight: 12/21/2011Donald Roy Pettit is an American chemical engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica. As of 2018, at age 63, he is NASA’s oldest active astronaut.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-113Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-126Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-03MNational 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.