7 Persons on Mission STS-51-B

Don Lind
space, scientist, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Don Leslie Lind
Also Known As:
Don L. Lind
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, physicist. CAPCOM for the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions.

Space Missions:

STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Frederick Gregory
space

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Drew Gregory
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-33
Shuttle Discovery, launched November 22, 1989

Duration: 5d 0h.
STS-44
Shuttle Atlantis, launched November 24, 1991

Duration: 6d 22h.
STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lodewijk van den Berg
space, scientist, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Lodewijk van den Berg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and chemical engineer. Became a naturalized US citizen, no longer Dutch.

Space Missions:

STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Norman Thagard
space, doctor, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Earl Thagard
Nickname(s):
Norm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Mir EO-18
Soyuz TM-21
STS-30
Shuttle Atlantis, launched May 04, 1989

Duration: 4d 0h.
STS-42
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 22, 1992

Duration: 8d 1h.
STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
STS-7
Shuttle Challenger, launched June 18, 1983

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

Duration: 9d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert Overmyer
aviator, space, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Franklyn Overmyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shuttle pilot. Shuttle mission with SpaceLab 3. Died in a plane crash, a light plane he was testing.

Space Missions:

SpaceLab 3 (1985)
April 29. Aboard shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51B. Objective was to provide a high quality microgravity environment for delicate materials processing and fluid experiments.
STS-5
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 11, 1982

Duration: 5d 2h.
STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Taylor Wang
space, scientist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Taylor Gun-Jin Wang
Also Known As:
Taylor G. Wang
Wng Gnjn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. US citizenship in 1975. The first ethnic Chinese person to go into space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

William E. Thornton
space, doctor, educator

Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Thornton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and doctor. Spacelab-3.

Space Missions:

Spacelab-3
STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.
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