7 Persons on Mission STS-61-C

Bill Nelson
space, US Representative, Senator, politician

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence William Nelson
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew on shuttle Columbia in 1986, while in Congress. US Representative from Florida 1979-1991. State treasurer. Democratic party. Senator from 2001.

Space Missions:

STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.

Charles Bolden
space

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
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. Administrator of NASA.

Space Missions:

STS-31
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-45
Shuttle Atlantis, launched March 24, 1992

Duration: 8d 22h.
STS-60
Shuttle Discovery, launched February 03, 1994

Duration: 7d 6h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Franklin Chang Díaz
space, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz
Also Known As:
Franklin Chang-Diaz
Franklin Chang Diaz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Physicist. Became citizen of the US in 1977. Seven Space Shuttle missions.

Space Missions:

STS-111
Shuttle Endeavour, launched June 05, 2002

Duration: 13d 20h.
STS-34
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 18, 1989

Duration: 4d 23h.
STS-46
Shuttle Atlantis, launched July 31, 1992

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-60
Shuttle Discovery, launched February 03, 1994

Duration: 7d 6h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.
STS-75
Shuttle Columbia, launched February 22, 1996

Duration: 15d 17h.
STS-91
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 02, 1998

Duration: 9d 19h.

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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.

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Robert Gibson
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Gibson
Also Known As:
Robert L. Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Rhea Seddon by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and commercial pilot.

Space Missions:

STS-27
Shuttle Atlantis, launched December 02, 1988

Duration: 4d 9h.
STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-47
Shuttle Endeavour, launched September 12, 1992

Duration: 7d 22h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

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

Duration: 9d 19h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert J. Cenker
space

Real/Birth Name:
Robert J. Cenker
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.

Steven Hawley
educator, space

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Alan Hawley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 15 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Sally Ride by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Earned a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics.

Space Missions:

STS-31
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 24, 1990

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-61-C
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 12, 1986

Duration: 6d 2h.
STS-82
Shuttle Discovery, launched February 11, 1997

Duration: 9d 23h.
STS-93
Shuttle Columbia, launched July 23, 1999

Duration: 4d 22h.

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