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STS-75

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

Lockheed Martin Space Operations

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Andrew M. Allen

Andrew M. Allen

  • Birthday: 08/04/1955
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 07/31/1992
  • Last Flight: 02/22/1996

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.

Scott Horowitz

Scott Horowitz

  • Birthday: 03/24/1957
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 02/22/1996
  • Last Flight: 08/10/2001

Scott Jay “Doc” Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions. Horowitz was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1992, and piloted missions STS-75 (1996), STS-82 (1997) and STS-101 (2000). He commanded mission STS-105 (2001), a visit to the International Space Station for equipment and crew transfer.

Maurizio Cheli

Maurizio Cheli

  • Birthday: 05/04/1959
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Italian
  • First Flight: 02/22/1996
  • Last Flight: 02/22/1996

Maurizio Cheli (born 4 May 1959) is an Italian air force officer, a European Space Agency astronaut and a veteran of one NASA space shuttle mission.

He trained with the United States Air Force and was selected as an astronaut candidate by the European Space Agency in 1992. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Italian Air Force. He flew aboard STS-75 in 1996 as a mission specialist.

Umberto Guidoni

Umberto Guidoni

  • Birthday: 08/18/1954
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: Italian
  • First Flight: 02/22/1996
  • Last Flight: 04/19/2001

Umberto Guidoni (born 18 August 1954 in Rome) is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut, being the first European to visit the International Space Station. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.

Claude Nicollier

Claude Nicollier

  • Birthday: 09/02/1944
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • First Flight: 07/31/1992
  • Last Flight: 12/20/1999

Claude Nicollier is the first astronaut from Switzerland. He has flown on four Space Shuttle missions. His first spaceflight (STS-46) was in 1992, and his final spaceflight (STS-103) was in 1999. He took part in two servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope (called STS-61 and STS-103). During his final spaceflight he participated in a spacewalk, becoming the first European Space Agency astronaut to do so during a Space Shuttle mission. In 2000 he was assigned to the Astronaut Office Extravehicular Activity Branch, while maintaining a position as Lead ESA Astronaut in Houston. Nicollier retired from ESA in April 2007.

Jeffrey Hoffman

Jeffrey Hoffman

  • Birthday: 11/02/1944
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/12/1985
  • Last Flight: 02/22/1996

Jeffrey Alan Hoffman is an American former NASA astronaut and currently a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle astronaut, including the first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993, when the orbiting telescope’s flawed optical system was corrected.

Franklin Chang Díaz

Franklin Chang Díaz

  • Birthday: 04/05/1950
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/12/1986
  • Last Flight: 06/05/2002

Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican Chinese American mechanical engineer, physicist, former NASA astronaut. He is the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company as well as a member of Cummins’ board of directors. He became an American citizen in 1977. He is of Chinese (paternal side) and Costa Rican Spanish (maternal side) descent. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, tieing the record, as of 2018 for the most spaceflights (a record set by Jerry L. Ross). He was the third Latin American, but the first Latin American immigrant NASA Astronaut selected to go into space. Chang Díaz is a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Mission


STS-75

  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $450,000,000

STS-75 was a United States NASA Space Shuttle mission, the 19th mission of the Columbia orbiter.

STS-75

Location


Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B has witnessed the launch of 58 rockets, including 57 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 230 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39B

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.

Space Shuttle

Agency


Lockheed Martin Space Operations

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