STS-66

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Pilot

Status: Retired
3/11/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel.

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/10/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery.

Donald R. McMonagle

Donald R. McMonagle

Commander

Status: Retired
5/14/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Donald Ray McMonagle is a former astronaut and a veteran of three shuttle flights. He became the Manager, Launch Integration, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 15, 1997. In this capacity he was responsible for final shuttle preparation, launch execution, and return of the orbiter to KSC following landings at any other location. He was chair of the Mission Management Team, and was the final authority for launch decision.

Joseph R. Tanner

Joseph R. Tanner

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/21/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Joseph Richard "Joe" Tanner is an American instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, mechanical engineer, a former naval officer and aviator, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born in Danville, Illinois. He is unusual among astronauts as he did not have a background in flight test nor did he earn any advanced academic degrees. Typically those who did not do military flight test have an M.D. or Ph.D., if not a master's, whereas Tanner's path to becoming an astronaut followed operational military flying and then into NASA for operational jet training before being selected into the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1992, following an unsuccessful application in 1987.

Jean-François Clervoy

Jean-François Clervoy

Mission Specialist

Status: Active
11/19/1958 -
Nationality: French
Type: Government
Agency: European Space Agency

Jean-François André Clervoy (born 19 November 1958) is a French engineer and a CNES and ESA astronaut. He is a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions.

Scott E. Parazynski

Scott E. Parazynski

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/28/1961 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's latest mission was STS-120 in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live solar array. In May 2016 he was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. He retired from NASA in March 2009 to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the private sector, and he is currently the CEO of a technology start-up. He is the first person to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.

Mission

STS-66

Type: Earth Science

STS-66 was a Space Shuttle program mission that was flown by the Space Shuttle Atlantis. STS-66 launched on 3 November 1994 at 11:59:43.060 am EDT from Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base on 14 November 1994 at 10:33:45 am EST.

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

Launch Complex 39B, 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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