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STS-56

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Stephen S. Oswald

Stephen S. Oswald

Status: Retired
6/30/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/22/1992
Last Flight: 3/2/1995

Stephen Scot Oswald is a former NASA astronaut.

Michael Foale

Michael Foale

Status: Retired
1/6/1957 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/24/1992
Last Flight: 10/18/2003

Colin Michael Foale CBE is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space missions, and is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. He was the first Briton to perform a space walk, and until 17 April 2008, he held the record for most time spent in space by a US citizen: 374 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes. He still holds the cumulative-time-in-space record for a UK citizen.

Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth D. Cameron

Status: Retired
11/29/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/5/1991
Last Flight: 11/12/1995

Kenneth Donald is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut.

Kenneth Cockrell

Kenneth Cockrell

Status: Retired
4/9/1950 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/8/1993
Last Flight: 6/5/2002

Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Status: Retired
5/10/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/8/1993
Last Flight: 4/8/2002

Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer, former astronaut and the current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. In 1993 Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery.

Mission

STS-56

Type: Earth Science

STS-56 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform special experiments. The mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 8 April 1993.

Mission patch for STS-56

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 – United Space Alliance

Family: Space Shuttle
Length: 38.1 m
Diameter: 8.4 m
Launch Mass: 2040 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 24400 kg

The Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 was manufactured by United Space Alliance with the first launch on 1984-08-30. Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103 has 38 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 38 launches. 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.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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