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Thomas P. Stafford

American - ( NASA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 17, 1930
Age: 89


Thomas Patten Stafford is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

Titan II GLV | Gemini VI-A

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Dec. 15, 1965, 1:37 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Gemini 6A was the fifth crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commaned by Command Pilot Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Pilot Thomas P. Stafford. The mission achieved the first rewed rendezvous with the Gemini 7 spacecraft. The mission began on December 15, 1965, 13:37:26 UTC and ended on December 16, 1965, 15:28:50 UTC.

Low Earth Orbit
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Titan II GLV | Gemini IX-A

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
June 3, 1966, 1:39 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Gemini 9A was the seventh crewed mission of the NASA's Project Gemini. The mission was commanded by Command Pilot Thomas P. Stafford and Pilot Eugene Cernan. The astronauts rendezvoused with the Augmented Docking Target Adapter, but were unable to dock due to docking target's fairing which failed to deploy. The mission started on June 3, 1966, 13:39:33 UTC and ended on June 6, 1966, 14:00:23 UTC.

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Saturn V | Apollo 10

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
May 18, 1969, 4:49 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Apollo 10 was Command by Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot John W. Young, and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene A. Cernan. This mission was a F Mission which means a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Apollo 11 Mission that would be the first crewed mission to land on the moon.

Lunar Orbit
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Saturn IB | Apollo–Soyuz Test Project

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 15, 1975, 7:50 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint US-Soviet space flight and the last crewed US space mission until the Space Shuttle program. The US side of mission began on July 15, 1975, 19:50:00 UTC, launching Commander Thomas P. Stafford, Command Module Pilot Vance D. Brand and Docking Module Pilot Donald K. Slayton into orbit. Two days later, they docked with the Soyuz 19 spacecraft. American and Soviet crews visited each other's spacecrafts, performed docking and redocking maneuvers, conducted joint scientific experiments, exchanged flags and gifts. Crews spent more than 44 hours together, and after final parting of the ships on July 19, Apollo crew spent nine more days in orbit, conducting Earth observation experiments. The Apollo crew returned to Earth on July 24, 1975, 21:18:0 UTC with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

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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.


Long March 6
Success
2 days, 11 hours ago
Ningxia 1 (x5)
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Ningxia 1 is a constellation of remote sensing satellites developed by Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd.


Kuaizhou
Success
2 days, 14 hours ago
Jilin-1-02A
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
4 days, 3 hours ago
Starlink 1
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. Since the demo launch of...


Long March 3
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Beidou-3 IGSO-3
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Beidou is a Chinese satellite navigation system. Beidou-3 IGSO-3 is another addition to the part of the constellation consisting of satellites in a...


Long March 4
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Gaofen-7
Launch Complex 9 - Taiyuan, 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), ...