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STS-83

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew


James Halsell

James Halsell

  • Birthday: 09/29/1956
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 07/08/1994
  • Last Flight: 05/19/2000

James Halsell was an Air Force Test Pilot when he was selected by NASA to become an Astronaut in 1990. He was a veteran of five flights totalling over 1,250 hours in space, pilot of two STS missions and commander of three. He also served as a manager for Shuttle Launch Integration and Space Shuttle Program manager. After the Columbia accident he led the NASA Return to Flight Planning team.

Susan Kilrain

Susan Kilrain

  • Birthday: 10/24/1961
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/04/1997
  • Last Flight: 07/01/1997

Susan Kilrain is an engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut.

Gregory T. Linteris

Gregory T. Linteris

  • Birthday: 10/04/1957
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/04/1997
  • Last Flight: 07/01/1997

Gregory Thomas Linteris, Ph.D. (born October 4, 1957 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American scientist who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.

Roger K. Crouch

Roger K. Crouch

  • Birthday: 09/12/1940
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/04/1997
  • Last Flight: 07/01/1997

Roger Keith Crouch (born September 12, 1940) is an American scientist and astronaut who flew as a payload specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1997.

Donald A. Thomas

Donald A. Thomas

  • Birthday: 05/06/1955
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 07/08/1994
  • Last Flight: 07/01/1997

Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Michael L. Gernhardt

Michael L. Gernhardt

  • Birthday: 05/04/1956
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/07/1995
  • Last Flight: 07/12/2001

Michael Landon Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut and manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory and principal investigator of the Prebreathe Reduction Program (PRP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Janice E. Voss

Janice E. Voss

  • Birthday: 10/08/1956
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/21/1993
  • Last Flight: 02/11/2000

Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.

Mission


STS-83

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

STS-83 was a mission of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia.

STS-83

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 169 rockets, including 168 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

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


United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

United Space Alliance
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