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STS-26

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

George Nelson

George Nelson

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/13/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/6/1984
Last Flight: 9/29/1988

George Driver "Pinky" Nelson is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and a former NASA astronaut.

Frederick

Frederick "Rick" Hauck

Commander

Status: Retired
4/11/1941 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/18/1983
Last Flight: 9/29/1988

Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-7 and commanded STS-51-A and STS-26.

Richard O. Covey

Richard O. Covey

Pilot

Status: Retired
8/1/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/27/1985
Last Flight: 12/2/1993

Richard Oswalt Covey is a retired United States Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut.

John M. Lounge

John M. Lounge

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
6/28/1946 - 3/1/2011
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/27/1985
Last Flight: 12/2/1990

ohn Michael "Mike" Lounge was an American engineer, a United States Navy officer, a Vietnam War veteran, and a NASA astronaut. A veteran of three Space Shuttle flights, Lounge logged over 482 hours in space. He was a mission specialist on STS-51-I (1985) and STS-26 (1988) and was the flight engineer on STS-35 (1990).

David Hilmers

David Hilmers

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/28/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 1/22/1992

David Carl Hilmers is a former NASA astronaut. Hilmers was selected a NASA astronaut in July 1980, and completed the initial training period in August 1981. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 493 hours in space.

Mission

STS-26

Type: Communications

STS-26 was the twenty-sixth space shuttle mission and the seventh flight of the orbiter Discovery. It was the return to flight mission after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. It was the first to have all of its crew members wear pressure suits for launch and landing since STS-4 and the first mission with bailout capability since STS-4. It was also the first all-veteran crew mission since Apollo-11 with all of its crew having flown at least on prior mission.

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 Discovery OV-103

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launch: August 30, 1984

Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the orbiters from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the third of five fully operational orbiters to be built. Its first mission, STS-41-D, flew from August 30 to September 5, 1984. Over 27 years of service it launched and landed 39 times, gathering more spaceflights than any other spacecraft to date.

The Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 rocket has been launched a total of 38 times with 38 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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