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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mission patch for STS-70

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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