Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-81

United Space Alliance launch of a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 Rocket

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United Space Alliance was scheduled to launch a Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket as part of the STS-81 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sun, Jan 12th, 1997, 4:27 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 Atlantis OV-104 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

STS-81

STS-81 was a January 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Mir space station.

Location

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.

United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Crew

John M. Grunsfeld

John M. Grunsfeld

Mission Specialist - American

John Mace Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and has served as NASA Chief Scientist. His academic background includes research in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics and the emerging field of exoplanet studies with specific interest in future astronomical instrumentation. After retiring from NASA in 2009, he served as the Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. In January 2012, he returned to NASA and served as associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Grunsfeld announced his retirement from NASA in April 2016.

Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins

Mission Specialist - American

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

Michael A. Baker

Michael A. Baker

Commander - American

Michael Allen Baker is a retired captain in the United States Navy, former NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.

Jerry M. Linenger

Jerry M. Linenger

Mission Specialist - American

Jerry Michael Linenger is a retired Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps, and a former NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Mir.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Pilot - American

Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

Peter Wisoff

Peter Wisoff

Mission Specialist - American

Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. Wisoff qualified as mission specialist and flew in four manned Space Shuttle missions, with his first launch in 1993 and his last in 2000.

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