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Richard N. Richards

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Aug. 24, 1946
Age: 74


Richard Noel "Dick" Richards is a retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, chemical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-28

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Aug. 8, 1989, 12:37 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

STS-28 was the thirtieth space shuttle mission, the fourth dedicated to the Department of Defence and the eigth of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Low Earth Orbit
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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-41

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Oct. 6, 1990, 11:47 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Heliophysics

STS-41 was the eleventh mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The four-day mission with a primary objective the launch the Ulysses probe as part of the International Solar Polar Mission.

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Space Shuttle Columbia / OV-102 | STS-50

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
June 25, 1992, 4:12 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Unknown

STS-50 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 1) was a United States Space Shuttle mission, the 12th mission of the Columbia orbiter.

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Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-64

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Sept. 9, 1994, 10:22 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

STS-64 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission that was set to perform multiple experiment packages. STS-64 was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 9 September 1994, and landed back on 20 September 1994 at Edwards Air Force Base.

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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
6 days, 12 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, 4 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, 5 days ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 6 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
3 weeks 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 …