Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102
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
11/21/1933 - 7/14/2014
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.
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.
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Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
217 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.
Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 – 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 Columbia OV-102 was manufactured by United Space Alliance with the first launch on 1981-04-12. Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 has 29 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 30 launches. 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.
Rockwell International – ROI
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: ROI
- Country: USA