STS-30

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/3/1943 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Pilot

Status: Retired
6/13/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
2/5/1947 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Commander

Status: Deceased
5/20/1944 - 4/23/2001
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/14/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launched: October 3, 1985

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.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 rocket has been launched a total of 32 times with 32 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC
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Country: USA

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