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David M. Walker

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: May 20, 1944
Date of Death: April 23, 2001


David Mathieson "Dave" Walker was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-51-A

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 8, 1984, 12:15 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-51-A was the fourteenth flight of the Space Shuttle program and second flight for the Space Shuttle Discovery. The mission lasted 8 days and deployed a number of 10 satellites.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-30

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 4, 1989, 6:46 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Planetary Science

STS-30 was the twenty-ninth space shuttle mission and the fourth of Atlantis. It was the first mission since the challenger disaster to have a female astronaut on board. It deployed the Venus-bound Magellan probe into orbit.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-53

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Dec. 2, 1992, 1:24 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

STS-53 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission in support of the United States Department of Defense. The mission was launched on 2 December 1992 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-69

Lockheed Martin Space Operations | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 7, 1995, 3:09 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Astrophysics

STS-69 was a Space Shuttle Endeavour mission, and the second flight of the Wake Shield Facility (WSF). The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 7 September 1995. It was the 100th successful manned NASA spaceflight, not including X-15 flights.

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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.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 3-3
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 6
Success
5 days, 2 hours ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-09, 35 to 43 & Infrared A01 to 06
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

16 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-26
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.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
6 days, 1 hour ago
Khayyam & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a curre…


Ceres-1
Success
6 days, 3 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.