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Jerome Apt

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: April 28, 1949
Age: 70


Jerome "Jay" Apt III, Ph.D. (born April 28, 1949 in Massachusetts) is an American astronaut and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Before he became an astronaut, Apt was a physicist who worked on the Pioneer Venus 1978 space probe project, and used visible light and infrared techniques to study the planets and moons of the solar system from ground-based observatories.

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-37

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 5, 1991, 2:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Astrophysics

STS-37 was the eighth flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis with the primary obective of launching the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. The mission featured two spacewalks, the first since 1985.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101 | STS-47

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 12, 1992, 2:23 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-47 was the 50th Space Shuttle mission of the program, as well as the second mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission mainly involved conducting experiments in life and material sciences.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-101 | STS-59

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 4, 1994, 11:05 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

STS-59 Shuttle mission was a Space Shuttle program mission that took place in 1994. The launch was chronicled by the 1994 Discovery Channel special about the Space Shuttle Program.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-79

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 26, 1996, 12:13 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-79 was the 17th flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the 79th mission of the Space Shuttle program. The flight saw Atlantis dock with the Russian space station Mir to deliver equipment, supplies and relief personnel. A variety of scientific experiments were also conducted aboard Atlantis by her crew. It was the first shuttle mission to rendezvous with a fully assembled Mir, and the fourth rendezvous of a shuttle to the space station.

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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.