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Sonny Carter

Sonny Carter

Status: Died While In Active Service
8/15/1947 – 4/5/1991
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/23/1989
Last Flight: 11/23/1989

Manley Lanier “Sonny” Carter Jr., M.D. was an American chemist, physician, professional soccer player, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASA
  • Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
  • 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.

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