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STS-72

Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105

Lockheed Martin Space Operations

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

  • Birthday: 06/20/1953
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 03/24/1992
  • 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.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

Brent W. Jett Jr.

  • Birthday: 10/05/1958
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/11/1996
  • Last Flight: 09/09/2006

Brent Ward Jett Jr. is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aerospace and aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.

Winston E. Scott

Winston E. Scott

  • Birthday: 08/06/1950
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/11/1996
  • Last Flight: 11/19/1997

Winston Elliott Scott is a retired United States Navy Captain and former NASA astronaut. He served as a mission specialist on STS-72 in 1996 and STS-87 in 1997 logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space, including three spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes. Winston was also a naval pilot and flew helicopters and navy planes.

Daniel T. Barry

Daniel T. Barry

  • Birthday: 12/30/1953
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 01/11/1996
  • Last Flight: 08/10/2001

Daniel Thomas Barry is an American engineer, scientist, and a retired NASA astronaut. He was a contestant on the CBS reality television program Survivor: Panama, as well as on BattleBots on ABC. He was at Singularity University from 2009–2012, where he was co-chair of the Faculty of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and the chair of the graduate summer program. He is also a co-founder of Fellow Robots, a telepresence robotics company and the founder and president of Denbar Robotics.

Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao

  • Birthday: 08/28/1960
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 07/08/1994
  • Last Flight: 10/14/2004

Leroy Chiao is a Chinese-American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, 2004 to April 24, 2005. He is also a co-author and researcher for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project.

Koichi Wakata

Koichi Wakata

  • Birthday: 08/01/1963
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • First Flight: 01/11/1996
  • Last Flight: 10/05/2022

Koichi Wakata (若田 光一 Wakata Kōichi, born 1 August 1963) is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut. Wakata is a veteran of four NASA Space Shuttle missions, a Russian Soyuz mission, and a long-duration stay on the International Space Station. During a nearly two-decade career in spaceflight, he has logged more than eleven months in space. During Expedition 39, he became the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station. Wakata flew on the Soyuz TMA-11M/Expedition 38/Expedition 39 long duration spaceflight from 7 November 2013 to 13 May 2014. During this spaceflight he was accompanied by Kirobo, the first humanoid robot astronaut.

Mission


STS-72

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

STS-72 was a Space Shuttle Endeavour mission to capture and return to Earth a Japanese 16 spacecraft known as Space Flyer Unit (SFU). The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 11 January 1996.

STS-72

Location


Launch Complex 39B

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B has witnessed the launch of 58 rockets, including 57 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39B

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 Martin Space Operations

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