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James M. Kelly

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Date of Birth: May 14, 1964
Age: 55


James McNeal "Vegas" Kelly is a NASA Astronaut and a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force. He twice served as pilot on Space Shuttle missions.

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-102

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 8, 2001, 11:42 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-102 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Discovery and launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. STS-102 flew in March 2001; its primary objectives were resupplying the ISS and rotating the Expedition 1 and Expedition 2 crews.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-114

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 26, 2005, 2:39 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-114 was the first "Return to Flight" Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Discovery launched at 10:39 EDT (14:39 UTC), 26 July 2005. The launch, 907 days (approx. 29 months) after the loss of Columbia, was approved despite unresolved fuel sensor anomalies in the external tank that had prevented the shuttle from launching on 13 July, its originally scheduled date.

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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.