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STS-40

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Margaret Rhea Seddon

Margaret Rhea Seddon

Status: Retired
11/8/1947 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/12/1985
Last Flight: 10/18/1993

Margaret Rhea Seddon is a physician and retired NASA astronaut. After being selected as part of the first group of astronauts to include women, she flew on three Space Shuttle flights: as mission specialist for STS-51-D and STS-40, and as payload commander for STS-58. Both before and after her career in the astronaut program, she has been active in the medical community in Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas.

James P. Bagian

James P. Bagian

Status: Retired
2/22/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/13/1989
Last Flight: 6/5/1991

James Philip Bagian, MD, PE is an American physician, engineer, and former NASA astronaut of Armenian descent. During his career as an astronaut, he logged 337 hours of space-flight, over two missions, STS-29 (in 1989) and STS-40 (in 1991). After leaving NASA in 1995, Bagian was elected as a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and of the Institute of Medicine. Bagian is currently the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan.

Bryan D. O'Connor

Bryan D. O'Connor

Status: Retired
9/6/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/27/1985
Last Flight: 6/5/1991

Bryan Daniel O'Connor is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

Sidney M. Gutierrez

Sidney M. Gutierrez

Status: Retired
6/27/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/5/1991
Last Flight: 4/4/1994

Sidney McNeill Gutierrez is a former NASA astronaut.

Tamara E. Jernigan

Tamara E. Jernigan

Status: Retired
5/7/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/5/1991
Last Flight: 5/27/1999

Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan, Ph.D. is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut and a veteran of five shuttle missions.

F. Drew Gaffney

F. Drew Gaffney

Status: Retired
6/9/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
First Flight: 6/5/1991
Last Flight: 6/5/1991

Francis Andrew "Drew" Gaffney is an American doctor. He previously worked for NASA and participated in the STS-40 Space Life Sciences (SLS 1) Space Shuttle mission in 1991 as a payload specialist. The SLS-1 mission crew completed over 18 experiments in nine days, bringing back more medical data than any previous NASA flight. He is currently a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Millie Hughes-Fulford

Millie Hughes-Fulford

Status: Deceased
12/21/1945 - 2/4/2021
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/5/1991
Last Flight: 6/5/1991

Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford was an American medical investigator, molecular biologist and former NASA astronaut who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist.

Mission

STS-40

STS-40 was the eleventh launch of Columbia and carried the Spacelab module for Spacelab Life Sciences 1 (SLS-1), the fifth Spacelab mission and the first dedicated to biology. It was also the first mission to carry three women crew members.

Mission patch for STS-40

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

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.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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