Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-62

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

Launch Status
Success

Lockheed Space Operations Company was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 rocket as part of the STS-62 mission. The launch window for the mission was on Fri, Mar 4th, 1994, 8:53 AM EST from Launch Complex 39B Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Crew

Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins

Mission Specialist - American

Marsha Sue Ivins is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Pierre J. Thuot

Pierre J. Thuot

Mission Specialist - American

Pierre Joseph Thuot is a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He went into space three times, spending over 650 hours in space, including over 15 hours in three space walks. He is a former U.S. record holder for time spent on one space walk, and participated in the first three-person space walk.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Mission Specialist - American

Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

Andrew M. Allen

Andrew M. Allen

Pilot - American

Andrew Michael "Andy" Allen is a retired American astronaut. A former Marine aviator and lieutenant colonel, he worked as a test pilot before joining NASA in 1987. He flew three Space Shuttle missions before retiring in 1997.

John Casper

John Casper

Commander - American

John Howard Casper is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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.

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