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Kenneth Cockrell

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: April 9, 1950
Age: 71


Kenneth Dale "Taco" Cockrell is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions.

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-56

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
April 8, 1993, 5:29 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

STS-56 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform special experiments. The mission was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 8 April 1993.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-69

Lockheed Martin Space Operations | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 7, 1995, 3:09 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Astrophysics

STS-69 was a Space Shuttle Endeavour mission, and the second flight of the Wake Shield Facility (WSF). The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 7 September 1995. It was the 100th successful manned NASA spaceflight, not including X-15 flights.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-80

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Nov. 19, 1996, 7:55 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Astrophysics

STS-80 was a Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Columbia. The launch was originally scheduled for 31 October 1996, but was delayed to 19 November for several reasons. Likewise, the landing, which was originally scheduled for 5 December, was pushed back to 7 December after bad weather prevented landing for two days. The mission was the longest Shuttle mission ever flown at 17 days, 15 hours, and 53 minutes. Although two spacewalks were planned for the mission, they were both canceled after problems with the airlock hatch prevented astronauts Tom Jones and Tammy Jernigan from exiting the orbiter.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis / OV-104 | STS-98

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Feb. 7, 2001, 11:13 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-98 was a 2001 Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was the first human spaceflight launch of the 21st century. STS-98 delivered to the station the Destiny Laboratory Module.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour / OV-105 | STS-111

Lockheed Martin Space Operations | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 5, 2002, 9:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

STS-111 was a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-111 resupplied the station and replaced the Expedition 4 crew with the Expedition 5 crew. It was launched on 5 June 2002, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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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
5 days, 10 hours 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, 3 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
1 week, 4 days ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 5 days 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
2 weeks, 6 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 …