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STS-33

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Story Musgrave

Story Musgrave

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/19/1935 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/4/1983
Last Flight: 11/19/1996

Franklin Story Musgrave, M.D. is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker[2] and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to fly on six spaceflights, and he is the most formally educated astronaut with six academic degrees.

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.

Frederick D. Gregory

Frederick D. Gregory

Commander

Status: Retired
1/7/1941 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/29/1985
Last Flight: 11/24/1991

Frederick Drew Gregory is a former United States Air Force pilot, military engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut as well as former NASA Deputy Administrator. He also served briefly as NASA Acting Administrator in early 2005, covering the period between the departure of Sean O'Keefe and the swearing in of Michael Griffin.

Sonny Carter

Sonny Carter

Mission Specialist

Status: Died While In Active Service
8/15/1947 - 4/5/1991
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/22/1989
Last Flight: 11/22/1989

Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., M.D. was an American chemist, physician, professional soccer player, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut who flew on STS-33.

Kathryn C. Thornton

Kathryn C. Thornton

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/17/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/22/1989
Last Flight: 10/20/1995

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut with over 975 hours in space, including 21 hours of extravehicular activity. She was the associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, currently a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Mission

STS-33

Type: Government/Top Secret

STS-33 was the thirty-second shuttle mission and the ninth of Space Shuttle Discovery. It was the fifth shuttle mission in support of the Department of Defence.

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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