Robert D. Cabana Status: Retired 1/23/1949 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/6/1990 Last Flight: 12/4/1998 Robert Donald Cabana is the director of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, a former NASA astronaut, and a veteran of four Space Shuttle flights. He is also a former naval flight officer and naval aviator in the United States Marine Corps. Launches Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-41 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-53 Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-65 Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-88 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Type: Government Abbreviation: NASA Administration: Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS Spacecraft: Orion Country: USA The 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.