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STS-87

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Winston E. Scott

Winston E. Scott

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/6/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/11/1996
Last Flight: 11/19/1997

Winston Elliott Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997 logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Winston was also a naval pilot and flew helicopters and navy planes.

Kevin R. Kregel

Kevin R. Kregel

Commander

Status: Retired
9/16/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/13/1995
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Kevin Richard Kregel is an American former astronaut, and former member of the Space Launch Initiative Project at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Steven Lindsey

Steven Lindsey

Pilot

Status: Retired
8/24/1960 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/19/1997
Last Flight: 2/24/2011

Steven Wayne Lindsey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Lindsey served as Chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 until October 2009.

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla

Mission Specialist

Status: Lost In Flight
3/17/1962 - 2/1/2003
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/19/1997
Last Flight: 1/16/2003

Kalpana Chawla was an American astronaut and the first female of Indian origin to go to space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Chawla was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, and several streets, universities and institutions have been named in her honor.

Takao Doi

Takao Doi

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
9/18/1954 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/19/1997
Last Flight: 3/11/2008

Takao Doi (土井 隆雄 Doi Takao, born September 18, 1954) is a Japanese astronaut and veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions.

Doi flew as a mission specialist aboard STS-87 in 1997, during which he became the first Japanese astronaut to conduct a spacewalk.

Leonid Kadeniuk

Leonid Kadeniuk

Payload Specialist

Status: Deceased
1/28/1951 - 1/31/2018
Nationality: Ukraine
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/19/1997
Last Flight: 11/19/1997

Leonid Kostyantynovych Kadenyuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Костянтинович Каденюк, 28 January 1951 – 31 January 2018) was the first astronaut of independent Ukraine. He flew on NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as part of the international mission STS-87.

Mission

STS-87

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launch: 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

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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