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STS-53
2012-03-24 10:40:22

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1992 at 8:24 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on December 9 at 12:43 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 116 times at an altitude of 174 nautical miles and an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 19 minutes, and 47 seconds. This was a primary purpose was a classified payload for the Department of Defense. Also aboard...

STS-39
2012-03-24 09:57:56

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 28, 1991 at 7:33 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on May 6, 1991 at 2:55 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 134 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.5 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes, and 23 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission whose activities are not...

STS-61-A
2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module...

STS-8
2012-03-03 12:40:35

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 30, 1983 at 2:32 AM (EDT) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 5, 1983 at 12:40 AM (PDT). The shuttle orbited 98 times at an altitude of 191 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles. The mission lasted for 6 days, 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 43 seconds. On this mission Guion Bluford became...

2011-01-04 21:39:26

Roy Bridges is an American aviator, a retired U.S Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. on July 19, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He graduated from Gainesville High School, Georgia in 1961. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force...

Bluford
2010-12-03 15:24:10

Guion Bluford is an engineer, retired Colonel from the US Air Force and a former NASA Astronaut. He was born Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr. on November 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Overbrook High School and then, in 1964, he received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He then married Linda Hull and started his life with her. Together...

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