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STS-62

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Marsha Ivins

Marsha Ivins

Status: Retired
4/15/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/9/1990
Last Flight: 2/7/2001

Marsha Sue Ivins is an American former astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Pierre J. Thuot

Pierre J. Thuot

Status: Retired
5/19/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/28/1990
Last Flight: 3/4/1994

Pierre Joseph Thuot is a retired United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He went into space three times, spending over 650 hours in space, including over 15 hours in three space walks. He is a former U.S. record holder for time spent on one space walk, and participated in the first three-person space walk.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Status: Retired
8/4/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/15/1990
Last Flight: 3/4/1994

Charles Donald "Sam" Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

Andrew M. Allen

Andrew M. Allen

Status: Retired
8/4/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/31/1992
Last Flight: 2/22/1996

Andrew Michael "Andy" Allen is a retired American astronaut. A former Marine aviator and lieutenant colonel, he worked as a test pilot before joining NASA in 1987. He flew three Space Shuttle missions before retiring in 1997.

John Casper

John Casper

Status: Retired
7/9/1943 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/28/1990
Last Flight: 5/19/1996

John Howard Casper is an American astronaut and United States Air Force pilot.

Mission

STS-62

STS-62 was a Space Shuttle program mission flown aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. The primary payloads were the USMP-02 microgravity experiments package and the OAST-2 engineering and technology payload, both in the orbiter’s cargo bay. The two-week mission also featured a number of biomedical experiments focusing on the effects of long duration spaceflight.

Mission patch for STS-62

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

211 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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