Astronaut Curt Brown is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a veteran of six spaceflights, during which he logged more than 1,380 hours – 57 days – in space. Brown first served as pilot for STS-47 aboard space shuttle Endeavor in 1992. He next served as pilot for STS-66 in 1994 aboard Atlantis in 1996. On STS-77, his third time as pilot, Brown assisted the crew aboard space shuttle Endeavor as it performed a record number of rendezvous sequences, including the deployment and retrieval of a Spartan satellite. Brown's fourth spaceflight was as STS-85 commander aboard Discovery in 1997. Brown was commander of Discovery again for STS-95 in 1998, the historic mission that marked then-Sen. John Glenn's triumphant return to space 36 years after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. A year later Brown completed his third run as commander aboard space shuttle Discovery on STS-103, the focus of which was the installation of new instruments and upgraded systems on the Hubble Space Telescope. During his time at NASA, Brown served as the Astronaut Office lead of shuttle operations and deputy director of the Flight Crew Operations Directorate.Astronaut Eileen Collins is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and veteran of four spaceflights. Collins first made history in 1995 as the pilot of Discovery on STS-63, becoming the first woman space shuttle pilot. After a second spaceflight aboard Atlantis on STS-84, Collins again made history, this time as commander of Columbia on STS-93. During this mission, she and her crew deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, a telescope that enabled scientists to study phenomena such as exploding stars, quasars and black holes. Collins served as commander again in 2005 on the historic "Return to Flight" mission, during which STS-114 crew docked space shuttle Discovery at the International Space Station to test and evaluate new procedures for flight safety, shuttle inspection and repair techniques. Before her retirement from NASA in 2006, Collins logged more than 872 hours – about 33 days – in space. Since then, she has worked with CNN as a space shuttle analyst, and served as an aerospace industry consultant and an advisor to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Space Shuttle Astronauts Curt Brown, Eileen Collins And Bonnie Dunbar Inducted Into U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame
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