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Charles J. Precourt

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: June 29, 1955
Age: 63


Charles Joseph Precourt is a retired NASA astronaut. His career in flight began at an early age, and spans his entire lifetime. He served in the US Air Force, piloted numerous jet aircraft, and piloted and commanded the Space Shuttle. Notably, he piloted or commanded several missions which involved docking with the Russian Mir space station and was heavily involved in Russian/US Space relations as well as the International Space Station collaboration. He retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel.

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-55

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 26, 1993, 2:50 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-55 (Space Transportation System 55), or D-2 was the 55th overall flight of the US Space Shuttle and the 14th flight of Shuttle Columbia. This flight was a multinational Spacelab flight involving 88 experiments from eleven different nations. The experiments ranged from biology sciences to simple earth observations.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-71

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 27, 1995, 7:32 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-71 was the third mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program and the first Space Shuttle docking to Russian space station Mir. It started on 27 June 1995 with the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to the station and recovered Increment astronaut Norman Thagard. Atlantis returned to Earth on 7 July with a crew of eight. It was the first of seven straight missions to Mir flown by Atlantis.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-84

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 15, 1997, 9:07 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-84 was a manned spaceflight mission by Space Shuttle Atlantis to the Mir space station.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-91

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 2, 1998, 10:06 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-91 was the final Space Shuttle mission to the Mir space station. It was flown by Space Shuttle Discovery, and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 2 June 1998.

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine

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.