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STS-48

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew


John Oliver Creighton

John Oliver Creighton

  • Birthday: 04/28/1943
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/17/1985
  • Last Flight: 09/12/1991

John Oliver Creighton is a former NASA astronaut who flew three Space Shuttle missions.

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

  • Birthday: 03/24/1951
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/12/1991
  • Last Flight: 02/03/1994

Kenneth Stanley Reightler Jr. is a former NASA astronaut.

Mark N. Brown

Mark N. Brown

  • Birthday: 11/18/1951
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/08/1989
  • Last Flight: 09/12/1991

Mark Neil Brown is an American engineer, retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and former NASA astronaut.

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

  • Birthday: 08/04/1955
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/15/1990
  • Last Flight: 03/04/1994

Charles Donald “Sam” Gemar is an American former astronaut with NASA and a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. Gemar has flown on three Space Shuttle missions (STS-38, STS-48 and STS-62). Gemar has completed 385 orbits of the Earth and over 581 hours in space. He has also served in different positions in NASA, including as a CAPCOM for Shuttle missions. Gemar was the first astronaut to be born in the state of South Dakota.

James Buchli

James Buchli

  • Birthday: 06/20/1945
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/24/1985
  • Last Flight: 09/12/1991

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

Mission


STS-48

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $450,000,000

STS-48 was the thirteenth mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and its primary purpose was to launch the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite. The flight was also the first to test an electronic still camera in space, a modified Nikon F4.

STS-48

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 171 rockets, including 170 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 229 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle is a retired, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS). Five complete Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles were built and flown on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011.

Space Shuttle

Agency


Lockheed Space Operations Company

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