Terence Henricks Status: Retired 7/5/1952 – Nationality: American Type: Government First Flight: 11/24/1991 Last Flight: 6/20/1996 Terence Thomas “Tom” Henricks is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Selected by NASA in June 1985, Henricks became an astronaut in July 1986 and served on four Space Shuttle missions. Launches Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-44 Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-55 Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-70 Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-78 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.