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STS-29

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

James Buchli

James Buchli

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
6/20/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/24/1985
Last Flight: 9/12/1991

James Frederick Buchli is a retired United States Marine aviator and former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions.

Michael Coats

Michael Coats

Commander

Status: Retired
1/16/1946 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/30/1984
Last Flight: 4/28/1991

Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut (three spaceflights), raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

John E. Blaha

John E. Blaha

Pilot

Status: Retired
8/26/1942 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/13/1989
Last Flight: 9/26/1996

John Elmer Blaha is a retired United States Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five space missions aboard the Space Shuttle and Mir.

Blaha is married to the former Brenda I. Walters of St. Louis, Missouri. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Robert C. Springer

Robert C. Springer

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/21/1942 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/13/1989
Last Flight: 11/15/1990

Robert Clyde "Bob" Springer is a retired American astronaut and test pilot who flew as a Mission Specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1989 and 1990. A decorated aviator in the United States Marine Corps, Springer also flew more than 500 combat sorties during the Vietnam War. He has logged over 237 hours in space and 4,500 hours flying time, including 3,500 hours in jet aircraft.

James P. Bagian

James P. Bagian

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
2/22/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/13/1989
Last Flight: 6/5/1991

James Philip Bagian, MD, PE is an American physician, engineer, and former NASA astronaut of Armenian descent. During his career as an astronaut, he logged 337 hours of space-flight, over two missions, STS-29 (in 1989) and STS-40 (in 1991). After leaving NASA in 1995, Bagian was elected as a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and of the Institute of Medicine. Bagian is currently the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan.

Mission

STS-29

Type: Communications

STS-29 was the eighth flight of Discovery and its primary mission was to deploy the TDRS-D 10 satellite. It also deployed eight secondary payloads.

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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