After a 2-week, 5.8 million mile journey in space, the orbiter Discovery and its crew returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Mission duration was 333 hours, 32 minutes, 48 seconds.
Creighton participated in all the key decisions following the Challenger disaster helping to shape the plan for resuming safe manned space flight.
A Spacefarer’s Vision: Colonel Rick Searfoss, MS, ASTR CDR, ETP, DFC
Pilot on STS-37 and commander on STS-56 and STS-74. His most recent space flight was STS-74, NASA’s second Space Shuttle mission to rendezvous and dock with MIR, and the first mission to use the Shuttle to assemble a module and attach it to a Space Statio
Commanded the crew aboard Discovery deploying four satellites and retrieving SPARTAN
Astronaut: Science – Outer Space/NASA
Astronaut, Business Leadership: American record of 84-days in space lasting 21 years
Frank Borman led the first team of American astronauts to circle the moon, extending man’s horizons into space.
STS-109 orbited the Earth 165 times, traveling 3.9 million miles in 262 hours and 10 minutes.
Flight Mission Operations Engineer at NASA’s Mission Control Center: Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. government
Astronaut: He traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions.
Solar Power Satellites: The Emerging Energy Option
Crippen became a NASA astronaut in September 1969
Record for the most flight hours in orbit by any woman in the world.
Apollo 15 and Skylabs: logged 746 hours in space
Astronaut: Lunar module pilot for Apollo 8