Ken BowersoxStatus: Retired 11/14/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 6/25/1992 Last Flight: 11/23/2002Kenneth Dwane “Sox” Bowersox is a United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle launches and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. When he launched on STS-73 at the age of 38 years and 11 months, he became the youngest person ever to command a Space Shuttle vehicle.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-50Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-61Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-73Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-82Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-113National 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.