Leroy ChiaoStatus: Retired 8/28/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 7/8/1994 Last Flight: 10/14/2004Leroy Chiao is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, 2004 to April 24, 2005. He is also a co-author and researcher for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-65Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-72Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-92Soyuz-FG | Soyuz TMA-5National 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.