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George Nelson

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: July 13, 1950
Age: 68


George Driver "Pinky" Nelson is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and a former NASA astronaut.

Space Shuttle Challenger / OV-099 | STS-41-C

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 3, 1984, 1:58 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-41-C was the eleventh mission of the shuttle program and fifth mission for Space Shuttle Challenger. It marked the first time a shuttle performed a direct ascent. Its mission was to capsule the Solar Max Satellite and repair it whilst in orbit.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-61-C

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 12, 1986, 11:55 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-61-C was the twenty-fourth mission of the shuttle program and the seventh of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The mission included the second African-American shuttle pilot, future NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, the first Costa Rican born astronaut and the second sitting politican to fly in space: Bill Nelson.

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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.