Mike MullaneStatus: Retired 9/10/1945 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 8/30/1984 Last Flight: 2/28/1990Richard Michael “Mike” Mullane is an engineer and aircraft pilot, a retired USAF officer. and a former NASA astronaut. During his career, he flew as a mission specialist on STS-41-D, STS-27, and STS-36.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-41-DSpace Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-27Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-36National 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.