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STS-70

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Nancy J. Currie-Gregg

Nancy J. Currie-Gregg

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
12/29/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/21/1993
Last Flight: 3/1/2002

Nancy Jane Currie-Gregg is an engineer, United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. Currie-Gregg has served in the United States Army for over 22 years and holds the rank of colonel. With NASA, she has participated in four space shuttle missions: STS-57, STS-70, STS-88, and STS109, accruing 1,000 hours in space. She currently holds an appointment as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Donald A. Thomas

Donald A. Thomas

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
5/6/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/8/1994
Last Flight: 7/1/1997

Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

Terence Henricks

Terence Henricks

Commander

Status: Retired
7/5/1952 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/24/1991
Last Flight: 6/20/1996

Terence Thomas "Tom" Henricks is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. Selected by NASA in June 1985, Henricks became an astronaut in July 1986 and served on four Space Shuttle missions.

Kevin R. Kregel

Kevin R. Kregel

Pilot

Status: Retired
9/16/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/13/1995
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Kevin Richard Kregel is an American former astronaut, and former member of the Space Launch Initiative Project at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Mary Ellen Weber

Mary Ellen Weber

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/1/1962 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/13/1995
Last Flight: 5/19/2000

Mary Ellen Weber is an American executive, scientist, aviator, speaker, and a former NASA astronaut.

Mission

STS-70

Type: Communications

STS-70 was the 21st flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery, and the last of 7 shuttle missions to carry a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS). This was the first shuttle mission controlled from the new mission control center room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. STS-70 was also the first flight of the new Block 1 orbiter main engine, designed to improve both engine performance and safety.

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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