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STS-30

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew


David M. Walker

David M. Walker

  • Birthday: 05/20/1944
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/08/1984
  • Last Flight: 09/07/1995

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.

Ronald J. Grabe

Ronald J. Grabe

  • Birthday: 06/13/1945
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/03/1985
  • Last Flight: 06/21/1993

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

Mary L. Cleave

  • Birthday: 02/05/1947
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/27/1985
  • Last Flight: 05/04/1989

Mary Louise Cleave was an American engineer and NASA astronaut. She also served from 2004 to 2007 as NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.

Mark C. Lee

Mark C. Lee

  • Birthday: 08/14/1952
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 05/04/1989
  • Last Flight: 02/11/1997

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.

Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

  • Birthday: 07/03/1943
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/18/1983
  • Last Flight: 03/14/1995

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.

Mission


STS-30

  • Type: Planetary Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $450,000,000

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.

STS-30

Location


Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B has witnessed the launch of 58 rockets, including 57 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 238 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39B

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle

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.

Space Shuttle

Agency


Lockheed Space Operations Company

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