5 Persons on Mission STS-41-B

Bruce McCandless
space, aviator, military

Real/Birth Name:
Bruce McCandless II
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Navy aviator and astronaut. First untethered EVA.

Space Missions:

STS-31
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.

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Robert Gibson
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Gibson
Also Known As:
Robert L. Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Rhea Seddon by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and commercial pilot.

Space Missions:

STS-27
Shuttle Atlantis, launched December 02, 1988

Duration: 4d 9h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-47
Shuttle Endeavour, launched September 12, 1992

Duration: 7d 22h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.
STS-71
Shuttle Atlantis, launched June 27, 1995

Duration: 9d 19h.

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Robert Stewart
space

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-J
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 03, 1985

Duration: 4d 1h.

Ronald E. McNair
space, accident, scientist, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ervin McNair
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A physicist and NASA astronaut, he flew aboard Challenger in February 1984, as a mission specialist. He was on his second flight on the Challenger, when it exploded.

Space Missions:

STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

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Vance Brand
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Vance DeVoe Brand
Also Known As:
Vance D. Brand
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. US astronaut on the Apollo-Soyuz mission. Apollo 18 crew, cancelled mission.

Space Missions:

Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.
Apollo-Soyuz
STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.

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