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Donald E. Williams

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Feb. 13, 1942
Date of Death: Feb. 23, 2016


Captain Donald Edward Williams was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. He logged a total of 287 hours and 35 minutes in space.

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

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 12, 1985, 1:59 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-51-D was the sixteenth flight of the shuttle and fourth for the Space Shuttle Discovery. Its mission was to deploy a number of 10 satellites. The landing suffered extensive brake damaged and a ruptured tire. All subsequent landings had to be done at the Edwards Air Force Base until the development and implementation of nose steering.

Low Earth Orbit
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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-34

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 18, 1989, 4:53 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Planetary Science

STS-34 was the thirty-first shuttle mission and the fifth for Atlantis. It deployed the Jupiter-bound Galileo probe.

Low Earth Orbit
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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.


Long March 11
Success
5 days, 9 hours ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
1 week, 1 day ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
1 week, 1 day ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Long March 2F
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

The payload is an experimental reusable spacecraft. It is rumored to be a prototype of a reusable spaceplane (similar to Boeing X-37B vehicle). Th...