Kenneth HamStatus: Retired 12/12/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 5/31/2008 Last Flight: 5/14/2010Kenneth Todd “Hock” Ham is a retired American astronaut and a captain in the United States Navy. Ham was selected for NASA’s astronaut program in August 1998. Ham has served as CAPCOM for Space Shuttle ascent/entry and orbit, as well as the International Space Station (ISS).LaunchesSpace Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-124Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-132National 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.