8 Persons on Mission STS-61-A

Bonnie Dunbar
engineer, space, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Jeanne Dunbar
Also Known As:
Bonnie J. Dunbar
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASA astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-32
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 09, 1990

Duration: 10d 21h.
STS-50
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 25, 1992

Duration: 13d 19h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
STS-71
Shuttle Atlantis, launched June 27, 1995

Duration: 9d 19h.
STS-89
Shuttle Endeavour, launched January 22, 1998

Duration: 8d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ernst Messerschmid
space

Real/Birth Name:
Ernst Messerschmid
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Guion Bluford
space, engineer, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. The first African-American in space.

Space Missions:

STS-39
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 28, 1991

Duration: 8d 7h.
STS-53
Shuttle Discovery, launched December 02, 1992

Duration: 7d 7h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

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

Duration: 6d 1h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Henry Hartsfield
aviator, space

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Warren Hartsfield Jr.
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot in the Air Force. Astronaut. Commanded the first Shuttle mission, using Discovery.

Space Missions:

STS-4
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 27, 1982

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Reinhard Furrer
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Reinhard Alfred Furrer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Physicist.

Space Missions:

STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Steven R. Nagel
space, aviator, engineer, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Ray Nagel
Also Known As:
Steven Nagel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Linda Godwin, until he died.
Older than Linda Godwin by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, test pilot, mechanical engineer. 723 hours in space.

Space Missions:

STS-37
Shuttle Atlantis, launched April 05, 1991

Duration: 5d 23h.
STS-51-G
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 17, 1985

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-55
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 26, 1993

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.

Wubbo Ockels
space, scientist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Wubbo Johannes Ockels
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. The first Dutch person in space, the SpaceLab D1 mission. Died of cancer.

Space Missions:

SpaceLab D1 (1985)
October 30 - November 6. Shuttle mission STS-61-A, funded and directed by West Germany. 3 payload specialists, 2 Germans, one Dutch.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
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