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David Hilmers

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Jan. 28, 1950
Age: 69


David Carl Hilmers is a former NASA astronaut. Hilmers was selected a NASA astronaut in July 1980, and completed the initial training period in August 1981. A veteran of four space flights, he has logged over 493 hours in space.

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-51-J

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 3, 1985, 3:15 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

STS-51-J was the twenty-first space shuttle mission and the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the second mission dedicated to deploying a Department of Defence payload. It was a classified mission however we do know that it deployed two 10 satellites.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-26

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 29, 1988, 3:37 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-26 was the twenty-sixth space shuttle mission and the seventh flight of the orbiter Discovery. It was the return to flight mission after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. It was the first to have all of its crew members wear pressure suits for launch and landing since STS-4 and the first mission with bailout capability since STS-4. It was also the first all-veteran crew mission since Apollo-11 with all of its crew having flown at least on prior mission.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-36

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 28, 1990, 7:50 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

STS-36 was the thirty-fourth mission of the shuttle program and the sixth of Atlantis and the fourth night launch of the shuttle program. It was a deparment of defence mission and so its mission is classified.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-42

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 22, 1992, 2:52 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-42 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission with the Spacelab module. The main goal of the mission was to study the effects of microgravity on a variety of organisms.

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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.