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STS-48

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.

Mark N. Brown

Mark N. Brown

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
11/18/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/8/1989
Last Flight: 9/12/1991

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

John Oliver Creighton

John Oliver Creighton

Commander

Status: Retired
4/28/1943 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/17/1985
Last Flight: 9/12/1991

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

Charles D. Gemar

Charles D. Gemar

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/4/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/15/1990
Last Flight: 3/4/1994

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.

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

Kenneth S. Reightler Jr.

Pilot

Status: Retired
3/24/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/12/1991
Last Flight: 2/3/1994

Kenneth Stanley Reightler Jr. is a former NASA astronaut.

Mission

STS-48

Type: Earth Science

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.

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

185 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, 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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