5 Persons on Mission STS-51-I

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.

Joe Engle
aviator, space, X-15

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Henry Engle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. X-15 flights 138, 143, and 153. ALT (Approach and Landing Tests).

Space Missions:

STS-2
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.
X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Lounge
space

Real/Birth Name:
John Lounge
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-26
Shuttle Discovery, launched September 29, 1988

Duration: 4d 1h.
STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.

Richard Covey
space

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Oswalt Covey
Also Known As:
Richard O. Covey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-26
Shuttle Discovery, launched September 29, 1988

Duration: 4d 1h.
STS-38
Shuttle Atlantis, launched November 15, 1990

Duration: 4d 21h.
STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.
STS-61
Shuttle Endeavour, launched December 02, 1993

Duration: 10d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William Frederick Fisher
space, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
William Frederick Fisher
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, emergency physician.

Space Missions:

STS-51-I
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 27, 1985

Duration: 7d 2h.
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