Sandra MagnusStatus: Retired 10/30/1964 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 10/7/2002 Last Flight: 7/8/2011Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is also a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign KE5FYE.LaunchesSpace Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-112Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-126Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-135National 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.