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STS-68

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Michael A. Baker

Michael A. Baker

  • Birthday: 10/27/1953
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/02/1991
  • Last Flight: 01/12/1997

Michael Allen Baker is a retired captain in the United States Navy, former NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for the coordination of program operations, integration and flight crew training and support activities with the International Partners.

Terrence W. Wilcutt

Terrence W. Wilcutt

  • Birthday: 10/31/1949
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/30/1994
  • Last Flight: 09/08/2000

Terrence Wade Wilcutt is a United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. Wilcutt is currently the Director of Safety and Mission Assurance, Johnson Space Center.

Daniel W. Bursch

Daniel W. Bursch

  • Birthday: 07/25/1957
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/12/1993
  • Last Flight: 12/05/2001

Daniel Wheeler Bursch is a former NASA astronaut, and Captain of the United States Navy. He had four spaceflights, the first three of which were Space Shuttle missions lasting 10 to 11 days each. His fourth and final spaceflight was a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station as a crew member of Expedition 4, which lasted from December 2001 to June 2002. This 196-day mission set a new record for the longest duration spaceflight for an American astronaut, a record simultaneously set with his crew mate Carl Walz. Their record has since been broken, and as of 2016 it is held by Scott Kelly, who flew a 340 day mission during Expeditions 43, 44 and 45.

Peter Wisoff

Peter Wisoff

  • Birthday: 08/16/1958
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/21/1993
  • 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.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith

  • Birthday: 12/30/1958
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/30/1994
  • Last Flight: 04/08/2002

Steven Lee Smith is an American technology executive and former NASA astronaut, being a veteran of four space flights covering 16 million miles and seven space walks totaling 49 hours and 25 minutes. Smith’s spacewalk time places him in the top ten on the all-time American and World spacewalk duration lists.

Thomas David Jones

Thomas David Jones

  • Birthday: 01/22/1955
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/09/1994
  • Last Flight: 02/07/2001

Thomas David Jones is a former United States astronaut. He was selected to the astronaut corps in 1990 and completed four space shuttle flights before retiring in 2001. He flew on STS-59 and STS-68 in 1994, STS-80 in 1996 and STS-98 in 2001. His total mission time was 53 days 48 minutes. He works as a planetary scientist, space operations consultant, astronaut speaker, and author.

Mission


STS-68

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

STS-68 was a human spaceflight mission using Space Shuttle Endeavour that launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 30 September 1994.

STS-68

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 171 rockets, including 170 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 229 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


Lockheed Space Operations Company

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