Scott Horowitz Status: Retired 3/24/1957 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 2/22/1996 Last Flight: 8/10/2001 Scott Jay “Doc” Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions. Horowitz was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1992, and piloted missions STS-75 (1996), STS-82 (1997) and STS-101 (2000). He commanded mission STS-105 (2001), a visit to the International Space Station for equipment and crew transfer. Launches Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-75 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-82 Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-101 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-105 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.