Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
STS-30

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-30

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket as part of the STS-30 mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission was on Thu, May 4th, 1989, 2:46 PM EDT from Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-30

STS-30 was the twenty-ninth space shuttle mission and the fourth of Atlantis. It was the first mission since the challenger disaster to have a female astronaut on board. It deployed the Venus-bound Magellan probe into orbit.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104

Constructed in 1985, Atlantis was the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J in October of 1985. Atlantis embarked on its 33rd and final mission, also the final mission of a space shuttle, STS-135, on 8 July 2011.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

Crew

Mary L. Cleave

Mary L. Cleave

Mission Specialist - American

Mary Louise Cleave is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She also served from 2004 to 2007 as NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.

David M. Walker

David M. Walker

Commander - American

David Mathieson "Dave" Walker was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mark C. Lee

Mark C. Lee

Mission Specialist - American

Mark Charles Lee USAF Colonel is a former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions. He retired from the Air Force and NASA on July 1, 2001.

Ronald J. Grabe

Ronald J. Grabe

Pilot - American

Ronald John Grabe is a former NASA astronaut. He has earned the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Liethen-Tittle Award (for Outstanding Student at the USAF Test Pilot School), the Royal Air Force Cross, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and NASA Space Flight Medals.

Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

Mission Specialist - American

Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride to space on board a Russian vehicle, and can be considered the first American cosmonaut. He did on this on March 14, 1995, in the Soyuz TM-21 spacecraft for the Russian Mir-18 mission.

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