KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public ceremony Saturday, May 30, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction: John Grunsfeld, Ph. D., Steven Lindsey, Kent Rominger, and M. Rhea Seddon, M.D.
Steven W. Lindsey
(Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was selected as a NASA astronaut in March 1995.
A veteran of five space shuttle flights, Lindsey
has logged more than 1,510 hours in space.
first flew in space in November 1997 as the pilot of STS-87 Columbia
During one of STS-87's spacewalks, Lindsey
piloted the first flight of the AERCam Sprint, a free-flying robotic camera.
As the pilot of Discovery STS-95 in October 1998, Lindsey returned to space alongside Senator John Glenn.
In July 2006, Lindsey
commanded STS-121 Discovery, the second Return to Flight test mission after the Columbia mishap.
And in February 2011, Lindsey
commanded STS-133, the 39th and final flight of Discovery.
The crew docked with the ISS
and delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module, an Express Logistics Carrier, and Robonaut 2, the first human-like robot in space.
During his time with NASA, Lindsey served as Deputy for Space Shuttle Operations and Co-Chairman of the Space Shuttle Cockpit Council, Chief of International Space Station Operations for the Astronaut Office, and Chief of the Astronaut Office.
In July 2011, Lindsey retired from NASA and joined Sierra Nevada Corporation to lead the Dream Chaser spacecraft flight operations.