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STS-37

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Steven R. Nagel

Steven R. Nagel

  • Birthday: 10/27/1946
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/17/1985
  • Last Flight: 04/26/1993

Steven Ray Nagel was an American astronaut, aeronautical and mechanical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot.

Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth D. Cameron

  • Birthday: 11/29/1949
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/05/1991
  • Last Flight: 11/12/1995

Kenneth Donald is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut.

Jerome Apt

Jerome Apt

  • Birthday: 04/28/1949
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/05/1991
  • Last Flight: 09/16/1996

Jerome “Jay” Apt III, Ph.D. (born April 28, 1949 in Massachusetts) is an American astronaut and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Before he became an astronaut, Apt was a physicist who worked on the Pioneer Venus 1978 space probe project, and used visible light and infrared techniques to study the planets and moons of the solar system from ground-based observatories.

Linda M. Godwin

Linda M. Godwin

  • Birthday: 07/02/1952
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/05/1991
  • Last Flight: 12/05/2001

Linda Maxine Godwin Ph.D. is an American scientist and retired NASA astronaut. Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her career, Godwin completed four space flights and logged over 38 days in space. Godwin also served as the Assistant to the Director for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. Since retiring from NASA, she accepted the position of Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri.

Jerry L. Ross

Jerry L. Ross

  • Birthday: 01/20/1948
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/27/1985
  • Last Flight: 04/08/2002

Jerry Lynn Ross is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the joint record holder for most spaceflights (a record he shares with Franklin Chang-Diaz). His papers, photographs and many personal items are in the Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives at Purdue University. He was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame during ceremonies in May 2014.

Ross is the author of Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer (Purdue University Press, 2013) with John Norberg. In March 2014 it was announced “Spacewalker” will be available in a French translation through the specialist aerospace publisher Altipresse.

Fellow astronaut Chris Hadfield describes Ross in his autobiography, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, as “the embodiment of the trustworthy, loyal, courteous and brave astronaut archetype.”

Mission


STS-37

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

STS-37 was the eighth flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis with the primary obective of launching the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The mission featured two spacewalks, the first since 1985.

STS-37

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 229 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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