5 Persons on Mission STS-9

Brewster Shaw
space

Real/Birth Name:
Brewster Hopkinson Shaw Jr.
Also Known As:
Brewster H. Shaw
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-28
Shuttle Columbia, launched August 08, 1989

Duration: 5d 1h.
STS-61-B
Shuttle Atlantis, launched November 26, 1985

Duration: 6d 21h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Byron Lichtenberg
space

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Lichtenberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-45
Shuttle Atlantis, launched March 24, 1992

Duration: 8d 22h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.

John Young
space, moon

Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon). SpaceLab 1 as Commander. Apollo 16 to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.
Gemini 10 (1966)
First use of the Agena Target Vehicle's propulsion systems. The spacecraft also rendezvoused with the Agena Target Vehicle from Gemini 8. Collins had 49 minutes of EVA standing in the hatch and 39 minutes of EVA to retrieve experiments from the Agena. 43 orbits completed.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
SpaceLab 1 (1983)
Shuttle mission STS-9 on Columbia.
STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Robert A. Parker
space, scientist, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Allan Ridley Parker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 15 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronomer, physicist. Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Spacelab-1
STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.

Ulf Merbold
space

Real/Birth Name:
Ulf Merbold
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Soyuz TM-19 - Return only
Soyuz TM-20 - Launch only
STS-42
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 22, 1992

Duration: 8d 1h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.
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