Richard MastracchioStatus: Retired 2/11/1960 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 9/8/2000 Last Flight: 11/7/2013Richard Alan “Rick” Mastracchio is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He has flown on three NASA Space Shuttle missions as a mission specialist in addition to serving as a Flight Engineer on the Soyuz TMA-11M (Expedition 38/Expedition 39) long duration mission aboard the International Space Station. He is currently the Senior Director of Operations for Commercial Resupply Services at Orbital ATK.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-106Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-118Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-131Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-11MNational 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.