John M. LoungeStatus: Deceased 6/28/1946 – 3/1/2011 Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/27/1985 Last Flight: 12/2/1990ohn Michael “Mike” Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Lounge logged over 482 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51-I (1985) and STS-26 (1988) and was the flight engineer on STS-35 (1990).LaunchesSpace Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-51-ISpace Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-26Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-35National 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.