Douglas G. Hurley Status: Active 10/21/1966 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/15/2009 Last Flight: 5/30/2020 Douglas Gerald Hurley is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned and flew as pilot for STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program, in July 2011. He is also the first Marine to fly the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. His call sign is “Chunky” and was sometimes referred to by this name on the communication loops. Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-127 Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-135 Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2) National Aeronautics and Space Administration Type: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS Spacecraft: Orion Country: USA The 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.