Janice E. VossStatus: Deceased 10/8/1956 – 2/6/2012 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/21/1993 Last Flight: 2/11/2000Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-57Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-63Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-83Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-94Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-99National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationType: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson 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.