STS-52

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

William Shepherd

William Shepherd

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/26/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

William McMichael "Bill" Shepherd is an American former Navy SEAL, aerospace, ocean, and mechanical engineer, and NASA astronaut who served as Commander of Expedition 1, the first crew on the International Space Station. He is also a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

Charles L. Veach

Charles L. Veach

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
9/18/1944 - 10/3/1995
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Charles Lacy Veach was a USAF fighter pilot and NASA astronaut.

Tamara E. Jernigan

Tamara E. Jernigan

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/7/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

Michael A. Baker

Michael A. Baker

Pilot

Status: Retired
10/27/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Michael Allen Baker is a retired captain in the United States Navy, former NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.

Jim Wetherbee

Jim Wetherbee

Commander

Status: Retired
11/27/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

James Donald "Wxb" Wetherbee is an American former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer, and NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six Space Shuttle missions and is the only American to have commanded five spaceflight missions.

Steve MacLean

Steve MacLean

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
12/14/1954 -
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
Agency: Canadian Space Agency

Steven Glenwood MacLean FRCGS (born December 14, 1954) is a Canadian astronaut.
MacLean served as a Mission Specialist on STS-115, which launched on September 9, 2006, and returned on September 21, 2006. He became the first Canadian to operate the robotic arm Canadarm2. On September 13, he performed his first spacewalk, a 7-hour EVA to activate the solar panels on the P3/4 truss – the second Canadian to do so, after Chris Hadfield.

Mission

STS-52

Type: Earth Science

STS-52 was a Space Transportation System (NASA Space Shuttle) mission using orbiter Columbia, and was launched on 22 October 1992.

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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