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C. Gordon Fullerton

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Oct. 11, 1936
Date of Death: Aug. 21, 2013


Charles Gordon Fullerton was a United States Air Force colonel, a USAF and NASA astronaut, and a research pilot at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California.[1] His assignments included a variety of flight research and support activities piloting NASA's B-52 launch aircraft, the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), and other multi-engine and high performance aircraft. Fullerton, who logged more than 380 hours in space flight, was a NASA astronaut from September 1969 until November 1986 when he joined the research pilot office at Dryden. In July 1988, he completed a 30-year career with the U.S. Air Force and retired as a colonel. He continued in his position of NASA research pilot as a civilian. Fullerton and his wife and their two children lived in Lancaster, California.

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-3

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 22, 1982, 4 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

STS-3 was the third flight of the Space Shuttle program. It flew in orbit for 8 days. This mission involved extensive orbital endurance testing of Columbia and also included multiple scientific experiments.

Low Earth Orbit
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Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-51-F

Lockheed Space Operations Company | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 29, 1985, 10 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-51-F was the nineteenth flight of the shuttle program and the eighth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger. It flew in orbit for 8 days performing science in Spacelab 2.

Low Earth Orbit
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Administrator: Bill Nelson

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Atlas V 421
Success
2 hours, 35 minutes ago
SBIRS GEO-5
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Fifth geosynchronous satellite of the Space Based Infrared System program (SBIRS), providing capabilities for early missile warning and missile defen…


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 days, 21 hours ago
Starlink 26 & Rideshare
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system. Two rideshare satellites a…


Electron
Failure
3 days, 9 hours ago
Running Out of Toes
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

This was the 20th launch of Electron rocket. It carried two Earth imaging microsatellites for BlackSky's constellation which were lost due to a launc…


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Starlink 27
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 2
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Yaogan-30-08
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.