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Frederick "Rick" Hauck

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: April 11, 1941
Age: 78


Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck is a retired Captain in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-7 and commanded STS-51-A and STS-26.

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-7

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 18, 1983, 11:33 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-7 was the second mission for the Space Shuttle Challenger. It deployed several satellites into orbit. It was the first mission scheduled to land at Kennedy Space Center however it had to divert to Edwards Air Force Base due to bad weather.

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | 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 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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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.