NASA Astronaut Group 13

NASA Astronaut Group 13 (the Hairballs) was a group of 23 astronauts announced by NASA on 17 January 1990. The group name came from its selection of a black cat as a mascot, to play against the traditional unlucky connotations of the number 13.[1]

The Hairballs
The Astronauts of Group 13
Year selected1990
Number selected23

Pilots

STS-56 Discovery[2] (Science Mission; Flew as a Mission specialist)
STS-69 Endeavour[2] (2nd flight of the Wake Shield Facility)
STS-80 Columbia[2] (3rd flight of the Wake Shield Facility)
STS-98 Atlantis[2] (ISS Assembily Mission - Launched the Destiny Laboratory Module)
STS-111 Endeavour[2] (ISS Resupply Mission; Launched Expedition 5)
STS-63 Discovery[3] (Shuttle-Mir Mission; became the first female pilot of a U.S. Spacecraft)
STS-84 Atlantis[3] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-93 Columbia[3] (Deployed Chandra X-Ray Observatory; became the first female commander of a U.S. Spacecraft)
STS-114 Discovery[3] (Return to Flight)
STS-67 Endeavour[4] (2nd flight of the ASTRO telescope)
STS-65 Columbia[5] (Science Mission)
STS-74 Atlantis[5] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-83 Columbia[5] (Intended to be a Science Mission; Mission cut short due to fuel cell problems)
STS-94 Columbia[5] (Science Mission using experiments intended to be conducted on STS-83)
STS-101 Atlantis[5] (ISS Supply Mission)
STS-55 Columbia[6] (German Spacelab Mission)
STS-71 Atlantis[6] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-84 Atlantis[6] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-91 Discovery[6] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-58 Columbia[7] (Science Mission)
STS-76 Atlantis[7] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-90 Columbia[7] (Science Mission)
STS-68 Endeavour[8] (Science Mission)
STS-79 Atlantis[8] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-89 Endeavour[8] (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-106 Atlantis[8] (ISS Supply Mission)

Mission specialists

STS-51 Discovery (Launched the ACTS satellite)
STS-68 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-77 Endeavour (Spartan-207)
STS-108 Endeavour (ISS Resupply Mission)
ISS Expedition 4 (6 month mission to the ISS)
STS-111 Endeavour (The mission landed Expedition 4)
STS-65 Columbia (Science Mission)
STS-72 Endeavour (Returned Japan's Space Flyer Unit)
STS-92 Discovery (ISS Assembly Mission - Launched the Z1 Truss Segment and PMA-3)
Soyuz TMA-5 (The launch and landing vehicle of Expedition 10)
ISS Expedition 10 (6 month mission to the ISS)
STS-53 Discovery (Classified DoD Mission)
STS-59 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-76 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-57 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-70 Discovery (Launched TDRS 7)
STS-88 Endeavour (ISS Assembly Mission - Launched Unity (Node 1), PMA-1, and PMA-2)
STS-109 Columbia (Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission; Columbia's last successful flight)
STS-55 Columbia (German Spacelab Mission)
STS-63 Discovery (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-54 Endeavour (Launched TDRS 6)
STS-64 Discovery (Science Mission)
STS-78 Columbia (Science Mission)
STS-101 Atlantis (ISS Supply Mission)
STS-102 Discovery (The mission launched Expedition 2)
ISS Expedition 2 (6 month mission to the ISS)
STS-105 Discovery (The mission landed Expedition 2)
STS-59 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-68 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-80 Columbia (3rd flight of the Wake Shield Facility)
STS-98 Atlantis (ISS Assembly Mission - Launched the Destiny Laboratory Module)
STS-58 Columbia (Science Mission)
STS-74 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-92 Discovery (ISS Assembly Mission - Launched the Z1 Truss Segment and PMA-3)
Soyuz TMA-7 (The launch and landing vehicle of Expedition 12)
ISS Expedition 12 (6 month mission to the ISS; was the Expedition 12 CDR)
STS-51 Discovery (Launched the ACTS satellite)
STS-69 Endeavour (2nd flight of the Wake Shield Facility)
STS-88 Endeavour (ISS Assembly Mission - Launched Unity (Node 1), PMA-1, and PMA-2)
STS-109 Columbia (Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission; Columbia's last successful flight)
STS-56 Discovery (Science Mission)
STS-66 Atlantis (Science Mission - ATLAS-03)
STS-96 Discovery (ISS Supply Mission)
STS-110 Atlantis (Launched the S0 Truss Segment)
STS-60 Discovery (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-76 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-65 Columbia (Science Mission)
STS-70 Discovery (Launched TDRS 7)
STS-83 Columbia (Intended to be a Science Mission; Mission cut short due to fuel cell problems)
STS-94 Columbia (Science Mission using experiments intended to be conducted on STS-83)
STS-51 Discovery (Satellite deployment Astronomy)
STS-65 Columbia (Micro-gravity research)
STS-79 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-108 Endeavour (Crew rotation to the International Space Station ISS)
STS-127 Endeavour (Crew rotation to the International Space Station ISS)
STS-57 Endeavour (1st flight of Spacehab - Satellite retrieval)
STS-68 Endeavour (Space Radar Lab-2 (SRL-2) )
STS-81 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-92 Discovery (delivered the Z1 truss and Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 to the International Space Station ISS)
  • David Wolf (1956), Medical Doctor, Engineer, Inventor (5 flights)
STS-58 Columbia (Spacelab Life Sciences 2)
STS-86 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-89 Atlantis (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-112 Atlantis (delivered the S1 truss segment to the International Space Station ISS)
STS-127 Endeavour (install the final two components of the Japanese Experiment Module)
STS-57 Endeavour (Science Mission)
STS-63 Discovery (Shuttle-Mir Mission)
STS-83 Columbia (Intended to be a Science Mission; Mission cut short due to fuel cell problems)
STS-94 Columbia (Science Mission using experiments intended to be conducted on STS-83)
STS-99 Endeavour (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission)

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. Jones, Thomas, "Sky Walking, An Astronaut's Memoir," Harper Collins, 2006
  2. NASA (2006). "Astronaut Bio: Ken Cockrell (5/2006)". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  3. NASA (2006). "Astronaut Bio: Eileen Collins (5/2006)". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  4. NASA (1999). "Astronaut Bio: W. Gregory 11/99". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  5. NASA (2006). "Astronaut Bio: James Halsell (11/2006)". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  6. NASA (2005). "Astronaut Bio: Charles J. Precourt 3/2005". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  7. NASA (2003). "Astronaut Bio: Richard A. Searfoss 2/03". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  8. NASA (2007). "Astronaut Bio: Terrence W. Wilcutt (3/2007)". Retrieved 2008-06-18.


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