Susan Helms Status: Retired 2/26/1958 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 1/13/1993 Last Flight: 3/8/2001 Susan Jane Helms is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Helms was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months in 2001. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, she and Jim Voss conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the world record. Launches Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-54 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-64 Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-78 Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-101 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-102 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.