STS-38

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Robert C. Springer

Robert C. Springer

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/21/1942 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Commander

Status: Retired
8/1/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Frank L. Culbertson Jr.

Pilot

Status: Retired
5/15/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/16/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Carl Joseph Meade is a former NASA astronaut.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/4/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

Launch Complex 39A, 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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