Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104
United Space Alliance
First Flight: 1/9/1990
Last Flight: 2/7/2001
Marsha Sue Ivins is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.
Thomas David Jones
First Flight: 4/9/1994
Last Flight: 2/7/2001
Thomas David Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four space shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. He flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996 and STS-98 in 2001. His total mission time was 53 days 48 minutes. He works as a planetary scientist, space operations consultant, astronaut speaker, and author.
First Flight: 4/8/1993
Last Flight: 6/5/2002
Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 12/10/2006
Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy.
Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1984, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990, and a master's degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1991.
He is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Association of Old Crows.
Curbeam was named Fighter Wing One Radar Intercept Officer of the Year in 1989 and received the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Best Developmental Thesis (DT-II) Award.
He currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight. During the STS-116 mission, Curbeam completed four spacewalks.
Mark L. Polansky
First Flight: 2/7/2001
Last Flight: 7/15/2009
Mark Lewis "Roman" Polansky is an American aerospace engineer and research pilot and a former NASA astronaut. Polansky received the nickname "Roman" as a joke, because he shares a last name with director Roman Polanski. He flew on three Space Shuttle missions: STS-98, STS-116, and STS-127.
Type: Human Exploration
STS-98 was a 2001 Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the first human spaceflight launch of the 21st century. STS-98 delivered to the station the Destiny Laboratory Module.
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Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
217 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.
Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 – United Space Alliance
- Family: Space Shuttle
- Length: 38.1 m
- Diameter: 8.4 m
- Launch Mass: 2040 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 24400 kg
The Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 was manufactured by United Space Alliance with the first launch on 1985-10-03. Space Shuttle Atlantis OV-104 has 32 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 32 launches. 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.
United Space Alliance – USA
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: USA
- Founded: 1995
- Launchers: Space Shuttle
- 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.