Chang-Díaz, Franklin R., 1950-

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Franklin Chang-Díaz (b. April 5, 1950) is a Costa Rican-Chinese American mechanical engineer, physicist, former NASA astronaut. He is the founder and current CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the record holder as of 2018 for the most spaceflights (a record he shares with Jerry L. Ross). He was the third Latin American, but the first Latin American immigrant NASA Astronaunt selected to go into space. Chang Díaz is a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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referencedIn JSC (MS) - Introduction for JSC - 1047 by Astronauts Franklin Chang-Diaz and Mary Cleave United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C THIRD AND FOURTH SCRUB DAY ACTIVITIES United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I LANDING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C ON BOARD MAGAZINES 69 AND 70 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C LAUNCH DAY ACTIVITIES AND LAUNCH FROM PAD 39 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C SCRUB LAUNCH FOOTAGE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Impact of Space Program on Developing Nations: Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, First NASA Hispanic-American Astronaut to Fly in Space - November 25, 1986 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn USIA Interview with Franklin Chang-Diaz United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 61C MISSION HIGHLIGHTS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 61-C POST FLIGHT CONFERENCE FILM, CL-1147 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn 61-C POST-FLIGHT CONFERENCE PRESENTATION United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C SECOND AND FIFTH SCRUB LAUNCH United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 103 DISCOVERY MISSION 51-I United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER 102 COLUMBIA 61-C ON BOARD MAGAZINES 65 AND 66 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Shuttle Launch: Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA Astronaut - September 21, 1988 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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referencedIn STS-61C United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-46 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
STS-60 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-34 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-91 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-111 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-60 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn STS-75 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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memberOf Atlantis (Space shuttle) corporateBody
associatedWith Bolden, Charles, 1946- person
associatedWith Cenker, Robert J. person
associatedWith Cockrell, Kenneth. person
memberOf Columbia (Spacecraft) corporateBody
memberOf Discovery (Spacecraft) corporateBody
memberOf Endeavour (Space shuttle) corporateBody
associatedWith Gibson, Robert L., 1946- person
associatedWith Hawley, Steven A., 1951- person
associatedWith Hoffman, Jeffrey A. person
associatedWith Ivins, Marsha person
associatedWith Lucid, Shannon, 1943- person
employeeOf Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Massachusetts Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, Bill, 1942- person
associatedWith Nelson, George (George Driver "Pinky"), 1950- person
employeeOf Rice University. corporateBody
associatedWith Shriver, Loren. person
employeeOf United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of Connecticut. corporateBody
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San José 08 CR
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space exploration
Rocket propellants
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Astronauts
Physicists
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Birth 1950-04-05

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