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STS-68

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

Lockheed Space Operations Company

Launch Status
Success

Crew

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.

Daniel W. Bursch

Daniel W. Bursch

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
7/25/1957 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/22/1993
Last Flight: 12/5/2001

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.

Thomas David Jones

Thomas David Jones

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
1/22/1955 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 4/4/1994
Last Flight: 2/7/2001

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.

Michael A. Baker

Michael A. Baker

Commander

Status: Retired
10/27/1953 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 8/2/1991
Last Flight: 1/12/1997

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

Pilot

Status: Active
10/31/1949 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/30/1994
Last Flight: 9/8/2000

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.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Mission Specialist

Status: Retired
12/30/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/30/1994
Last Flight: 4/8/2002

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.

Mission

STS-68

Type: Earth Science

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

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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

Launch Complex 39A, 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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