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STS-28

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

David Leestma

David Leestma

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/6/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/5/1984
Last Flight: 3/24/1992

David Cornell Leestma is a former American astronaut and retired Captain in the United States Navy.

Brewster H. Shaw

Brewster H. Shaw

Commander

Status: Retired
5/16/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/28/1983
Last Flight: 8/8/1989

Brewster Hopkinson Shaw Jr. is a former NASA astronaut, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and former executive at Boeing. Shaw was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 6, 2006.[1]

Shaw is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and has logged 533 hours of space flight. He was Pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia in November 1983, Commander of Space Shuttle Atlantis in November 1985 and Commander of Columbia in August 1989.

Following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986, he supported the Roger’s Presidential Commission[2] investigating the accident. Shaw subsequently led the Space Shuttle Orbiter return-to-flight team chartered to enhance the safety of the vehicles’ operations.

Shaw worked as a manager at NASA until 1996 when he left the agency, retired from the Air Force and went to work in the private sector as an aerospace executive.

Richard N. Richards

Richard N. Richards

Pilot

Status: Retired
8/24/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/8/1989
Last Flight: 9/9/1994

Richard Noel "Dick" Richards is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, chemical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

James C. Adamson

James C. Adamson

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
3/3/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/8/1989
Last Flight: 8/2/1991

James Craig Adamson is a former NASA astronaut and retired Colonel of the United States Army. He is married with 3 children. James Adamson flew on two missions, STS-28 and STS-43, and completed 263 orbits and 334 hours in space. After retiring from NASA, he was recruited by Allied Signal (later merged with Honeywell) where he retired in 2001. Adamson has logged over 3,000 hours in over 30 different types of helicopters and airplanes.

Mark N. Brown

Mark N. Brown

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/18/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/8/1989
Last Flight: 9/12/1991

Mark Neil Brown is an American engineer, retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and former NASA astronaut.

Mission

STS-28

Type: Government/Top Secret

STS-28 was the thirtieth space shuttle mission, the fourth dedicated to the Department of Defence and the eigth of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launch: April 12, 1981

Space Shuttle Columbia was the first space-rated orbiter in NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet. It launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program. Over 22 years of service it completed 27 missions before disintegrating during re-entry near the end of its 28th mission, STS-107 on February 1, 2003, resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members.

The Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 rocket has been launched a total of 30 times with 29 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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