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STS-4

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Rockwell International

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Ken Mattingly

Ken Mattingly

Status: Retired
3/17/1936 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/16/1972
Last Flight: 1/24/1985

Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II better known as Ken Mattingly, is a former American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and astronaut who flew on the Apollo 16, STS-4 and STS-51-C missions. He had been scheduled to fly on Apollo 13, but was held back due to concerns about a potential illness (which he did not contract). He later flew as Command Module Pilot for Apollo 16, making him one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

Henry 'Hank' Hartsfield

Henry 'Hank' Hartsfield

Status: Deceased
11/21/1933 - 7/14/2014
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/27/1982
Last Flight: 10/30/1985

Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield Jr. was a United States Air Force officer and a USAF and NASA astronaut who logged over 480 hours in space. Hartsfield became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. Hartsfield was the pilot on STS-4, the fourth and final orbital test flight of the shuttle Columbia.

Mission

STS-4

Type: Test Flight

STS-4 was the fourth flight of the Space Shuttle program. The mission flew for a week in orbit and was the final test of the Space Shuttle. Further missions declared it officially operational.

Mission patch for STS-4

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Agency

Rockwell International

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ROI

Country: USA

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