Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102
STS-35

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-35

Lockheed Space Operations Company launch of a Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 Rocket

Watch Launch Video

Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 rocket as part of the STS-35 mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Sun, Dec 2nd, 1990, 1:49 AM EST 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 Columbia OV-102 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-35

STS-35 was the tenth flight of Columbia and the 38th of the shuttle program. Its mission was devoted to astronomical observations using ASTRO-1, a spacelab observatory consisting of four telescopes.

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 Columbia OV-102

Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

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

Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand

Commander - American

Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975, and as Commander of three Space Shuttle missions. His flight experience includes 9,669 flying hours, which includes 8,089 hours in jets, 391 hours in helicopters, 746 hours in spacecraft, and checkout in more than 30 types of military aircraft. Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, Colorado, is named in his honor.

Samuel T. Durrance

Samuel T. Durrance

Payload Specialist - American

Samuel Thornton Durrance (Ph.D.) is an American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

Ronald A. Parise

Ronald A. Parise

Payload Specialist - American

Ronald Anthony Parise (May 24, 1951 – May 9, 2008) was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

John M. Lounge

John M. Lounge

Mission Specialist - American

ohn Michael "Mike" Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Lounge logged over 482 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51-I (1985) and STS-26 (1988) and was the flight engineer on STS-35 (1990).

Robert A. Parker

Robert A. Parker

Mission Specialist - American

Robert Allan Ridley Parker is an American physicist and astronomer, former Director of the NASA Management Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a retired NASA astronaut. He was a Mission Specialist on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-9 and STS-35. He has logged over 3,500 hours flying time in jet aircraft and 463 hours in space.

Jeffrey Hoffman

Jeffrey Hoffman

Mission Specialist - American

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman is an American former NASA astronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed optical system was corrected.

Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner

Pilot - American

Guy Spence Gardner is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of Colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-27 and STS-35. Gardner was also the 12th president of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades.

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