Kent RomingerStatus: Retired 8/7/1956 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/20/1995 Last Flight: 4/19/2001Kent Vernon “Rommel” Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. Rominger holds the Space Shuttle Orbiter flight time record with 1610 hours on type. He joined ATK Launch Systems Group in 2006 as Vice President of Advanced Programs.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-73Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-80Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-85Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-96Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-100National 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.