STS-35

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Vance D. Brand

Vance D. Brand

Commander

Status: Retired
5/9/1931 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Vance DeVoe Brand is an American former naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the first U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975, and as Commander of three Space Shuttle missions.

His flight experience includes 9,669 flying hours, which includes 8,089 hours in jets, 391 hours in helicopters, 746 hours in spacecraft, and checkout in more than 30 types of military aircraft. Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, Colorado, is named in his honor.

Robert A. Parker

Robert A. Parker

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
12/14/1936 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Robert Allan Ridley Parker is an American physicist and astronomer, former Director of the NASA Management Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a retired NASA astronaut. He was a Mission Specialist on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-9 and STS-35.

He has logged over 3,500 hours flying time in jet aircraft and 463 hours in space.

Jeffrey Hoffman

Jeffrey Hoffman

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/2/1944 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman is an American former NASA astronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope's flawed optical system was corrected.

John M. Lounge

John M. Lounge

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
6/28/1946 - 3/1/2011
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ohn Michael "Mike" Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Lounge logged over 482 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51-I (1985) and STS-26 (1988) and was the flight engineer on STS-35 (1990).

Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner

Pilot

Status: Retired
1/6/1948 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Guy Spence Gardner is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of Colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-27 and STS-35. Gardner was also the 12th president of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades.

Samuel T. Durrance

Samuel T. Durrance

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
9/17/1943 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Samuel Thornton Durrance (Ph.D.) is an American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

Ronald A. Parise

Ronald A. Parise

Payload Specialist

Status: Deceased
5/24/1951 - 5/9/2008
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ronald Anthony Parise (May 24, 1951 – May 9, 2008) was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist.

Mission

STS-35

Type: Astrophysics

STS-35 was the tenth flight of Columbia and the 38th of the shuttle program. Its mission was devoted to astronomical observations using ASTRO-1, a spacelab observatory consisting of four telescopes.

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 Columbia OV-102

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launched: 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
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Country: USA

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