STS-50

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
3/3/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar is a former NASA astronaut. She retired from NASA in September 2005 then served as president and CEO of The Museum of Flight until April 2010. From January 2013 - December 2015, Dr. Dunbar lead the University of Houston's STEM Center (science, technology, engineering and math) and was a faculty member in the Cullen College of Engineering.[1] Currently, she is a professor of aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University and serves as Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI), a joint entity in the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Ellen S. Baker

Ellen S. Baker

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
4/27/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ellen Louise Shulman Baker, M.D., M.P.H. is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Baker serves as Chief of the Education/Medical Branch of the NASA Astronaut Office.

Richard N. Richards

Richard N. Richards

Commander

Status: Retired
8/24/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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.

Carl J. Meade

Carl J. Meade

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/16/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Carl Joseph Meade is a former NASA astronaut.

Ken Bowersox

Ken Bowersox

Pilot

Status: Retired
11/14/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Kenneth Dwane "Sox" Bowersox is a United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five Space Shuttle launches and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station. When he launched on STS-73 at the age of 38 years and 11 months, he became the youngest person ever to command a Space Shuttle vehicle.

Lawrence J. DeLucas

Lawrence J. DeLucas

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
7/11/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Lawrence James "Larry" DeLucas (O. D., Ph.D.) is an American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist.
DeLucas was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Columbia for STS-50 (June 25-July 9, 1992), the United States Microgravity Laboratory-1 (USML-1) Spacelab mission. Over a two-week period, the crew conducted a wide variety of experiments relating to materials processing and fluid physics. At mission conclusion, DeLucas had traveled over 5.7 million miles in 221 Earth orbits, and had logged over 331 hours in space.

Eugene H. Trinh

Eugene H. Trinh

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
9/14/1950 -
Nationality: American Vietnamese
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eugene Huu-Chau "Gene" Trinh (Vietnamese: Trịnh Hữu Châu, born September 14, 1950) is a Vietnamese American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist, becoming the first Vietnamese American astronaut in space.

Mission

STS-50

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

Launch Complex 39A, 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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