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John E. Blaha

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 26, 1942
Age: 81


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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
March 13, 1989, 2:57 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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.

Low Earth Orbit

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-33

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 23, 1989, 12:23 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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.

Low Earth Orbit

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-43

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 2, 1991, 3:01 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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.

Low Earth Orbit

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-58

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 18, 1993, 2:53 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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.

Low Earth Orbit

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-79

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 16, 1996, 8:54 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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.

Low Earth Orbit

Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-81

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 12, 1997, 9:27 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

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

Low Earth Orbit

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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
In Flight
4 hours, 52 minutes ago
HTS-113BT (Merah Putih 2)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

HTS-113BT is a new High Throughput Satellite telecommunications satellite in C-band/Ku-Band for PT Telkom Satelit Indonesia (Telkomsat) , a state-own…


Electron
Success
2 days, 10 hours ago
On Closer Inspection (ADRAS-J)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

The Active Debris Removal by Astroscale-Japan (ADRAS-J) mission consists of a spacecraft developed and operated by Astroscale aiming to rendezvous wi…


GSLV Mk II
Success
3 days, 12 hours ago
INSAT-3DS
Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad - Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

INSAT-3DS is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellit…


H3-22
Success
4 days ago
VEP 4, CE-SAT-1E & TIRSAT
Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2 - Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. Main payload is VEP 4 (Vehicle E…


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 3 hours ago
Starlink Group 7-14
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.