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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

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Rex J. Walheim

Rex J. Walheim

Status: Retired
10/10/1962 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/8/2002
Last Flight: 7/8/2011

Rex Joseph Walheim is a retired United States Air Force officer, engineer and NASA astronaut. He flew three space shuttle missions, STS-110, STS-122, and STS-135. Walheim logged over 566 hours in space, including 36 hours and 23 minutes of spacewalk (EVA) time. He was assigned as mission specialist and flight engineer on STS-135, the final space shuttle mission.

Sandra Magnus

Sandra Magnus

Status: Retired
10/30/1964 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/7/2002
Last Flight: 7/8/2011

Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was assigned to the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is also a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign KE5FYE.

Christopher Ferguson

Christopher Ferguson

Status: Active
9/1/1961 -
Nationality: American
Type: Commercial
First Flight: 9/9/2006
Last Flight: 7/8/2011

Christopher J. Ferguson is a Boeing commercial astronaut and a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He was the pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis on his first mission to space, STS-115, which launched on September 9, 2006 and returned to Earth on September 21, 2006. He then commanded STS-126 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. In 2011, he was assigned as commander of STS-135, which was the final mission of the space shuttle program.

On December 9, 2011, he retired from NASA and is now currently director of Crew and Mission Operations for Boeing's Commercial Crew Program. In August 2018, Ferguson was assigned to the first test flight of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

Douglas G. Hurley

Douglas G. Hurley

Status: Retired
10/21/1966 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/15/2009
Last Flight: 5/30/2020

Douglas Gerald Hurley is an engineer and retired NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned and flew as pilot for STS-135, the final flight of the Space Shuttle program, in July 2011. He is also the first Marine to fly the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. His call sign is "Chunky" and was sometimes referred to by this name on the communication loops.



Type: Human Exploration

STS-135 delivered supplies and equipment to provision the space station through 2012, and is the final mission of the American Space Shuttle program. Payload included the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raffaello and the Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier (LMC)


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Mission patch for STS-135


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

217 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA


Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 – United Space Alliance

  • Family: Space Shuttle
  • Length: 38.1 m
  • Diameter: 8.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 2040 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 24400 kg

The Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 was manufactured by United Space Alliance with the first launch on 1985-10-03. Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 has 32 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 32 launches. 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 – USA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: USA
  • Founded: 1995
  • Launchers: Space Shuttle
  • Country: USA

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.

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