Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
Lockheed Space Operations Company
Norman E. Thagard
First Flight: 6/18/1983
Last Flight: 3/14/1995
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.
Ronald J. Grabe
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 6/21/1993
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.
Mary L. Cleave
First Flight: 11/27/1985
Last Flight: 5/4/1989
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
5/20/1944 - 4/23/2001
First Flight: 11/8/1984
Last Flight: 9/7/1995
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
First Flight: 5/4/1989
Last Flight: 2/11/1997
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.
Type: Planetary Science
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.
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Launch Complex 39B
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
219 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.
Space Shuttle – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Family: Space Shuttle
- Length: 56.1 m
- Diameter: 8 m
- Launch Mass: 2030 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 27500 kg
The Space Shuttle was manufactured by National Aeronautics and Space Administration with the first launch on 1981-04-12. Space Shuttle has 133 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 135 launches. The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.
Lockheed Space Operations Company – LSOC
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: LSOC
- Country: USA