5 Persons on Mission STS-41-C

Bob Crippen
space, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Laurel Crippen
Also Known As:
Robert Crippen
Nickname(s):
Crip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program and commander of three additional shuttle missions.

Space Missions:

STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-41-G
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 05, 1984

Duration: 8d 5h.
STS-7
Shuttle Challenger, launched June 18, 1983

Duration: 6d 2h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis R. Scobee
aviator, space, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded.

Space Missions:

STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Nelson
space

Real/Birth Name:
George Driver Nelson
Nickname(s):
Pinky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-26
Shuttle Discovery, launched September 29, 1988

Duration: 4d 1h.
STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

James van Hoften
space, aviator, military, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
James Dougal Adrianus van Hoften
Nickname(s):
Ox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and engineer.

Space Missions:

STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.

Terry Hart
space, aviator, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Terry Hart
Nickname(s):
TJ
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
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