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STS-57

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

G. David Low

G. David Low

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
2/19/1956 - 3/15/2008
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 1/9/1990
Last Flight: 6/21/1993

George David Low was an American aerospace executive and a NASA astronaut. He was born in 1956 to Dr. George Low, the Manager of the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office. With undergraduate degrees in physics and mechanical engineering and a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics, he worked in the JPL at the California Institute of Technology in the early 80's, before being picked as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1984. In addition to holding some technical assignments, he logged more than 700 hours in space (including stints on the Columbia, the Atlantis and the Endeavour), before he left NASA in 1996 to pursue a career in the private sector.

Ronald J. Grabe

Ronald J. Grabe

Commander

Status: Retired
6/13/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/3/1985
Last Flight: 6/21/1993

Ronald John Grabe is a former NASA astronaut.

He has earned the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Liethen-Tittle Award (for Outstanding Student at the USAF Test Pilot School), the Royal Air Force Cross, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and NASA Space Flight Medals.

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

Pilot

Status: Retired
6/20/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/24/1992
Last Flight: 10/11/2000

Brian Duffy is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.

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.

Peter Wisoff

Peter Wisoff

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
8/16/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/21/1993
Last Flight: 10/11/2000

Peter Jeffrey Kelsay Wisoff is an American physicist and former NASA astronaut. Wisoff qualified as mission specialist and flew in four manned Space Shuttle missions, with his first launch in 1993 and his last in 2000.

Janice E. Voss

Janice E. Voss

Mission Specialist

Status: Deceased
10/8/1956 - 2/6/2012
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/21/1993
Last Flight: 2/11/2000

Janice Elaine Voss was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew in space five times, jointly holding the record for American women. Voss died on February 6, 2012, from breast cancer.

Mission

STS-57

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 Endeavour OV-105

Length: 38.1 meters
Diameter: 8.4 meters
First Launch: May 7, 1992

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is a retired orbiter from NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the fifth and final operational Shuttle built.
The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was destroyed in 1986.
Structural spares built during the construction of Discovery and Atlantis were used in its assembly. NASA chose, on cost grounds, to build Endeavour from spares rather than refitting Enterprise or accepting a Rockwell International proposal to build two Shuttles for the price of one.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 rocket has been launched a total of 25 times with 25 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: LSOC

Country: USA

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