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STS-85

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

United Space Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

  • Birthday: 03/11/1956
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/12/1992
  • Last Flight: 12/20/1999

Curtis Lee “Curt” Brown Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Air Force colonel.

Kent Rominger

Kent Rominger

  • Birthday: 08/07/1956
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/20/1995
  • Last Flight: 04/19/2001

Kent Vernon “Rommel” Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. Rominger holds the Space Shuttle Orbiter flight time record with 1610 hours on type. He joined ATK Launch Systems Group in 2006 as Vice President of Advanced Programs.

Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason

  • Birthday: 09/21/1945
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • First Flight: 08/07/1997
  • Last Flight: 08/07/1997

Bjarni Valdimar Tryggvason (born September 21, 1945) is an Icelandic-born Canadian engineer and a former NRC/CSA astronaut. He served as a Payload Specialist on Space Shuttle mission STS-85 in 1997, a 12-day mission to study changes in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Jan Davis

Jan Davis

  • Birthday: 11/01/1953
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/12/1992
  • Last Flight: 08/07/1997

Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Davis logged over 673 hours in space. She is now retired from NASA.

Robert Curbeam

Robert Curbeam

  • Birthday: 03/05/1962
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/07/1997
  • Last Flight: 12/10/2006

Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy.

Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1984, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990, and a master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1991.

He is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Association of Old Crows.

Curbeam was named Fighter Wing One Radar Intercept Officer of the Year in 1989 and received the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Best Developmental Thesis (DT-II) Award.

He currently holds the record for the most spacewalks during a single spaceflight. During the STS-116 mission, Curbeam completed four spacewalks.

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson

  • Birthday: 10/26/1955
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/07/1997
  • Last Flight: 02/08/2010

Stephen Kern Robinson is a former NASA astronaut.

Mission


STS-85

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

STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997.

STS-85

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 169 rockets, including 168 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 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


United Space Alliance

United Space Alliance (USA) is a spaceflight operations company. USA is a joint venture which was established in August 1995 as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), equally owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

United Space Alliance
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