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STS-85

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Jan Davis

Jan Davis

Status: Retired
11/1/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/12/1992
Last Flight: 8/7/1997

Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Davis logged over 673 hours in space. She is now retired from NASA.

Kent Rominger

Kent Rominger

Status: Retired
8/7/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/20/1995
Last Flight: 4/19/2001

Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. Rominger holds the Space Shuttle Orbiter flight time record with 1610 hours on type. He joined ATK Launch Systems Group in 2006 as Vice President of Advanced Programs.

Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Status: Retired
3/11/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/12/1992
Last Flight: 12/20/1999

Curtis Lee "Curt" Brown Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel.

Robert Curbeam

Robert Curbeam

Status: Retired
3/5/1962 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 12/10/2006

Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy.

Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1984, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990, and a master's degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1991.

He is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Association of Old Crows.

Curbeam was named Fighter Wing One Radar Intercept Officer of the Year in 1989 and received the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Best Developmental Thesis (DT-II) Award.

He currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight. During the STS-116 mission, Curbeam completed four spacewalks.

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson

Status: Retired
10/26/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

Stephen Kern Robinson is a former NASA astronaut.

Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason

Status: Deceased
9/21/1945 - 4/6/2022
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 8/7/1997

Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth's atmosphere.

Mission

STS-85

Type: Earth Science

STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997.

Mission patch for STS-85

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

205 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Agency

United Space Alliance

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: USA

Founded: 1995
Launchers: Space Shuttle

Country: USA

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.

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