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STS-95

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Chiaki Mukai

Chiaki Mukai

Status: Retired
5/6/1952 -
Nationality: Japanese
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/8/1994
Last Flight: 10/29/1998

Chiaki Mukai (向井 千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952, Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan) is a Japanese doctor and JAXA astronaut. She was the first Japanese woman in space, and was the first Japanese citizen to have two spaceflights. Both were Space Shuttle missions; her first was STS-65 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in July 1994, which was a Spacelab mission. Her second spaceflight was STS-95 aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998. In total she has spent 23 days in space.

Scott E. Parazynski

Scott E. Parazynski

Status: Retired
7/28/1961 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/3/1994
Last Flight: 10/23/2007

Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's latest mission was STS-120 in October, 2007 – highlighted by a dramatic, unplanned EVA to repair a live solar array. In May 2016 he was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. He retired from NASA in March 2009 to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the private sector, and he is currently the CEO of a technology start-up. He is the first person to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.

Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

Status: Retired
3/11/1956 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/12/1992
Last Flight: 12/20/1999

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

Stephen Robinson

Stephen Robinson

Status: Retired
10/26/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/7/1997
Last Flight: 2/8/2010

Stephen Kern Robinson is a former NASA astronaut.

Steven Lindsey

Steven Lindsey

Status: Retired
8/24/1960 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/19/1997
Last Flight: 2/24/2011

Steven Wayne Lindsey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Lindsey served as Chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 until October 2009.

Pedro Duque

Pedro Duque

Status: Retired
3/14/1963 -
Nationality: Spanish
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/29/1998
Last Flight: 10/18/2003

Pedro Francisco Duque Duque, OF, OMSE (Madrid, 14 March 1963) is a Spanish astronaut and aeronautics engineer, currently serving as Spain's Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities. He was the first Spanish astronaut.

Duque underwent training in both Russia and the United States. His first spaceflight was as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle mission STS-95, during which Duque supervised ESA experimental modules. In October 2003, Duque visited the International Space Station on board of a Soyuz TMA Ship for several days during a crew changeover. The scientific program of this visit was called by ESA/Spain Misión Cervantes.

John Glenn

John Glenn

Status: Deceased
7/18/1921 - 12/8/2016
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 2/20/1962
Last Flight: 10/29/1998

Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr. was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio.

Mission

STS-95

STS-95 was a Space Shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 29 October 1998, using the orbiter Discovery. It was the 25th flight of Discovery and the 92nd mission flown since the start of the Space Shuttle program in April 1981. It was a highly publicized mission due to former Project Mercury astronaut and United States Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.’s return to space for his second space flight. At age 77, Glenn became the oldest person, to date, to go into space. This mission is also noted for inaugurating ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the U.S., with live coast-to-coast coverage of the launch. In another first, Pedro Duque became the first Spaniard in space.

Mission patch for STS-95

Location

Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

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

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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