5 Persons on Mission STS-51-C

Ellison S. Onizuka
aviator, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.
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.

Gary Payton
space

Real/Birth Name:
Gary Eugene Payton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.

James Buchli
space

Real/Birth Name:
James Buchli
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-29
Shuttle Discovery, launched March 13, 1989

Duration: 4d 23h.
STS-48
Shuttle Discovery, launched September 12, 1991

Duration: 5d 8h.
STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

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Ken Mattingly
space, military, engineer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II
Also Known As:
Thomas Mattingly
Nickname(s):
Ken
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 16 - orbited the moon in the Command Service Module. Retired Rear Admiral in the Navy.

Space Missions:

Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.
STS-4
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 27, 1982

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.

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Loren Shriver
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Loren James Shriver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-31
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-46
Shuttle Atlantis, launched July 31, 1992

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.

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