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John E. Blaha

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 26, 1942
Age: 78


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. 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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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: 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.


New Shepard
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
NS-15
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Fifteenth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. During the mission, astronaut operational exercises will be conducted in preparation for hum…


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Soyuz MS-18
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the International …


Long March 4B
Success
2 weeks ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Starlink 23
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Gaofen-12-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a …