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STS-30

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

Status: Retired
7/3/1943 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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

Ronald J. Grabe

Status: Retired
6/13/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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

Mary L. Cleave

Status: Retired
2/5/1947 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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

David M. Walker

Status: Deceased
5/20/1944 - 4/23/2001
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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

Mark C. Lee

Status: Retired
8/14/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
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.

Mission

STS-30

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.

Mission patch for STS-30

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

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.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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