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STS-51-J

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Robert L. Stewart

Robert L. Stewart

Status: Retired
5/10/1942 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/3/1984
Last Flight: 10/3/1985

Robert Lee Stewart is a retired brigadier general of the United States Army and a former NASA astronaut.

Karol J. Bobko

Karol J. Bobko

Status: Retired
12/23/1937 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/4/1983
Last Flight: 10/3/1985

Karol Joseph "Bo" Bobko is an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and a former USAF and NASA astronaut.

Ronald J. Grabe

Ronald J. Grabe

Status: Retired
6/13/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 6/21/1993

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.

David Hilmers

David Hilmers

Status: Retired
1/28/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 1/22/1992

David Carl Hilmers is a former NASA astronaut. Hilmers was selected a NASA astronaut in July 1980, and completed the initial training period in August 1981. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 493 hours in space.

William A. Pailes

William A. Pailes

Status: Retired
6/26/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 10/3/1985

William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J Atlantis (October 3–7, 1985).

Mission

STS-51-J

Type: Government/Top Secret

STS-51-J was the twenty-first space shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the second mission dedicated to deploying a Department of Defence payload. It was a classified mission however we do know that it deployed two 10 satellites.

Mission patch for STS-51-J

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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