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STS-44

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Frederick D. Gregory

Frederick D. Gregory

  • Birthday: 01/07/1941
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/29/1985
  • Last Flight: 11/24/1991

Frederick Drew Gregory is a former United States Air Force pilot, military engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut as well as former NASA Deputy Administrator. He also served briefly as NASA Acting Administrator in early 2005, covering the period between the departure of Sean O’Keefe and the swearing in of Michael Griffin.

Terence Henricks

Terence Henricks

  • Birthday: 07/05/1952
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/24/1991
  • Last Flight: 06/20/1996

Terence Thomas “Tom” Henricks is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Selected by NASA in June 1985, Henricks became an astronaut in July 1986 and served on four Space Shuttle missions.

Thomas Hennen

Thomas Hennen

  • Birthday: 08/17/1952
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/24/1991
  • Last Flight: 11/24/1991

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Thomas John Hennen is a United States Army warrant officer and NASA astronaut who flew aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-44 as a Payload Specialist.

Mario Runco Jr.

Mario Runco Jr.

  • Birthday: 01/26/1952
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/24/1991
  • Last Flight: 05/19/1996

Mario Runco Jr. is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He is an Earth and planetary physicist.

James S. Voss

James S. Voss

  • Birthday: 03/03/1949
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/24/1991
  • Last Flight: 03/08/2001

James Shelton Voss is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five times on board the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. He also served as deputy of Flight Operations for the Space Station Program Mission Integration and Operations Office. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, he and Susan Helms conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the longest to date.

Story Musgrave

Story Musgrave

  • Birthday: 08/19/1935
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/04/1983
  • Last Flight: 11/19/1996

Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker[2] and consultant to both Disney’s Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to fly on six spaceflights, and he is the most formally educated astronaut with six academic degrees.

Mission


STS-44

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $450,000,000

STS-44 was a Space Shuttle mission using Atlantis that launched on 24 November 1991. It was a U.S. Department of Defense space mission.

STS-44

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 169 rockets, including 168 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

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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