STS-90

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Richard M. Linnehan

Richard M. Linnehan

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
9/19/1957 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Richard Michael Linnehan is an American veterinarian and a former NASA astronaut.

Richard A. Searfoss

Richard A. Searfoss

Commander

Status: Deceased
6/5/1956 - 9/29/2018
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Richard Alan Searfoss was an American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot.

Scott Altman

Scott Altman

Pilot

Status: Retired
8/15/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Scott Douglas "Scooter" Altman is a retired United States Navy Captain, engineer, test pilot and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. His fourth mission on STS-125 was the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dafydd Williams

Dafydd Williams

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/16/1954 -
Nationality: Canadian
Type: Government
Agency: Canadian Space Agency

Dafydd Rhys "Dave" Williams OC (born May 16, 1954) is a Canadian physician, public speaker and a retired CSA astronaut. Williams was a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions. His first spaceflight, STS-90 in 1998, was a 16-day mission aboard Space Shuttle Columbia dedicated to neuroscience research. His second flight, STS-118 in August 2007, was flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station. During that mission he performed three spacewalks, becoming the third Canadian to perform a spacewalk and setting a Canadian record for total number of spacewalks. These spacewalks combined for a total duration of 17 hours and 47 minutes.

Kathryn P. Hire

Kathryn P. Hire

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/26/1959 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire is a NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions.

Jay C. Buckey

Jay C. Buckey

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
6/6/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Jay Clark Buckey, Jr. (born June 6, 1956, in New York City) is an American physician and astronaut who flew aboard one space shuttle mission (STS-90) as a Payload Specialist.

James A. Pawelczyk

James A. Pawelczyk

Payload Specialist

Status: Retired
9/20/1960 -
Nationality: American
Type: Payload Specialist
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

James Anthony "Jim" Pawelczyk (born September 20, 1960) is an American researcher of physiology and Kinesiology who flew aboard the NASA STS-90 Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist.

Mission

STS-90

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

182 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launched: 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
Administration:
Founded: 1995
Launchers: Space Shuttle
Spacecraft:
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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