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STS-38

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Robert C. Springer

Robert C. Springer

Status: Retired
5/21/1942 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/13/1989
Last Flight: 11/15/1990

Robert Clyde "Bob" Springer is a retired American astronaut and test pilot who flew as a Mission Specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1989 and 1990. A decorated aviator in the United States Marine Corps, Springer also flew more than 500 combat sorties during the Vietnam War. He has logged over 237 hours in space and 4,500 hours flying time, including 3,500 hours in jet aircraft.

Richard O. Covey

Richard O. Covey

Status: Retired
8/1/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/27/1985
Last Flight: 12/2/1993

Richard Oswalt Covey is a retired United States Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut.

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Status: Retired
5/15/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/15/1990
Last Flight: 8/10/2001

Frank Lee Culbertson Jr. is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He served as the Commander of the International Space Station for almost four months in 2001 and was the only American not on Earth when the September 11 attacks occurred. He is currently President of the Space Systems Group at Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. Mr. Culbertson is responsible for the execution, business development and financial performance of the company’s human spaceflight, science, commercial communications, and national security satellite activities, as well as technical services to various government customers. These include some of Northrop Grumman's largest and most important programs such as NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) initiatives to the International Space Station (ISS) as well as various national security-related programs.

Carl J. Meade

Carl J. Meade

Status: Retired
11/16/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/15/1990
Last Flight: 9/9/1994

Carl Joseph Meade is a former NASA astronaut.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Status: Retired
8/4/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/15/1990
Last Flight: 3/4/1994

Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

Mission

STS-38

Type: Government/Top Secret

STS-38 was the seventh flight for the Space Shuttle Atlantis and was also the seventh flight dedicated to the department of defence.

Mission patch for STS-38

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 39A, 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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