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John E. Blaha

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 26, 1942
Age: 79


John Elmer Blaha is a retired United States Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five space missions aboard the Space Shuttle and Mir. Blaha is married to the former Brenda I. Walters of St. Louis, Missouri. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-29

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 13, 1989, 2:57 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-29 was the eighth flight of Discovery and its primary mission was to deploy the TDRS-D 10 satellite. It also deployed eight secondary payloads.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-33

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 22, 1989, 12:23 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

STS-33 was the thirty-second shuttle mission and the ninth of Space Shuttle Discovery. It was the fifth shuttle mission in support of the Department of Defence.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-43

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 2, 1991, 3:01 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

STS-43 was the ninth flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The nine day mission had a primary goal of launching the fifth Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-E.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-58

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 18, 1993, 2:53 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-58 was a mission flown by Space Shuttle Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 18 October 1993. The missions was primarily devoted to experiments concerning the physiological effects of spaceflight.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-79

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 16, 1996, 8:54 a.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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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-81

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 12, 1997, 9:27 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-81 was a January 1997 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Mir space station.

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Administrator: Bill Nelson

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.


Falcon 9
Success
14 hours, 55 minutes ago
Starlink Group 3-3
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 6
Success
3 days, 7 hours ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-09, 35 to 43 & Infrared A01 to 06
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

16 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
3 days, 10 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
4 days, 6 hours ago
Khayyam & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a curre…


Ceres-1
Success
4 days, 8 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.