STS-81

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
4/15/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Marsha Sue Ivins is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Peter Wisoff

Peter Wisoff

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/16/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. Wisoff qualified as mission specialist and flew in four manned Space Shuttle missions, with his first launch in 1993 and his last in 2000.

Jerry M. Linenger

Jerry M. Linenger

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/9/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Jerry Michael Linenger is a retired Captain in the United States Navy Medical Corps, and a former NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle and Space Station Mir.

Michael A. Baker

Michael A. Baker

Commander

Status: Retired
10/27/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Michael Allen Baker is a retired captain in the United States Navy, former NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.

John M. Grunsfeld

John M. Grunsfeld

Mission Specialist

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

John Mace Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and has served as NASA Chief Scientist. His academic background includes research in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics and the emerging field of exoplanet studies with specific interest in future astronomical instrumentation. After retiring from NASA in 2009, he served as the Deputy Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. In January 2012, he returned to NASA and served as associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Grunsfeld announced his retirement from NASA in April 2016.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Pilot

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

Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

Mission

STS-81

Type: Human Exploration

STS-81 was a January 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Mir space station.

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

United Space Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: USA
Administration:
Founded: 1995
Launchers: Space Shuttle
Spacecraft:
Country: USA

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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