Rick Searfoss, Top Gun Fighter Pilot and NASA Space Shuttle Commander,
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Rick Searfoss and the
Crew of STS-76

STS-58 * STS-90

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick's vast client list includes organizations, from small enterprises to major corporations, including many of the Fortune 500. Rick Searfoss is well known for his ability to combine his business, technical and international experience with your organization's unique mission, and deliver a presentation specifically customized to your situation. Rick Searfoss has different presentations designed for groups as diverse high tech and low tech, sales, service, finance insurance, engineering, safety, technology and manufacturing.

Rick Searfoss is a professional motivational speaker emphasizing leadership, teamwork, safety, innovation, creativity, sales, customer service, execution and peak performance.

Former Top Gum Pilot and Astronaut Rick Searfoss continues to stay right in the middle in some of today's most innovative leading-edge projects: Vice President of the Zero Gravity Corporation, XCOR Aerospace Corporation flight test, leader and spokesperson for numerous space entrepreneurial ventures.

Mission Highlights

Mission: Third Shuttle-Mir Docking; SPACEHAB
Space Shuttle: Atlantis
Launch Pad: 39B
Launched: March 22, 1996, 3:13:04 a.m. EST
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Landing: March 31, 1996, 5:28:57 a.m. PST
Runway: 22
Rollout Distance: 8,367 feet
Rollout Time: 55 seconds
Revolution: 145 (estimated)
Mission Duration: 9 days, 5 hours, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
Orbit Altitude: 160 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 56.1 degrees
Miles Traveled: 3.8 million (estimate)

Launching March 22, 1996, Rick Searfoss flew his second mission as pilot of STS-76 aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. During this 9-day mission the STS-76 crew performed the third docking of an American spacecraft with the Russian space station Mir. In support of a joint US/Russian program, the crew transported to Mir nearly two tons of water, food, supplies, and scientific equipment, as well as US Astronaut Shannon Lucid to begin her six-month stay in space. STS-76 included the first ever spacewalk on a combined Space Shuttle-Space Station complex. The flight crew also conducted scientific investigations, including European Space Agency sponsored biology experiments, the Kidsat earth observations project, and several engineering flight tests. Completed in 145 orbits, STS-76 landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on March 31, 1996.

Rick Searfoss sts-76

The primary mission objective of STS-76 was the third docking between the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Space Station Mir. It included a crew transfer, an extravehicular activity (EVA), logistics operations and scientific research. The mission also featured a SPACEHAB module, middeck experiments, a Get Away Special (GAS) canister and a 6-hour EVA. Planned Experiments included the Mir Electric Field Characterization (MEFC) experiment, numerous European Space Agency's (ESA) Biorack life sciences experiments, the Queen's University Experiment in Liquid Diffusion (QUELD) experiment, the Optizone Liquid Phase Sintering Experiment (OLIPSE) and a Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Get Away Special (GAS) payload Trapped Ions in Space (TRIS) experiment. TRIS measured low-energy particle radiation in the inner magnetosphere. Another experiment conducted on Mir during STS-76 was the Mir Wireless Network Experiment (WNE) which was launched on STS-74 in November 1995. It tested the first wireless client-server network in the space environment. The mission also included KidSat, a prototype of Earth viewing cameras and instruments that allows students in grades Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) to see and direct the capture of pictures from space.

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss sts-76

Rick Searfoss, Colonel, USAF Retired, former Top Gun Pilot and Space Shuttle Astronaut and Commanders a distinguished teamwork and leadership expert who has piloted or commanded three highly successful space missions. As a mission commander, he is also one of less than a hundred people in history ever chosen to command a human space mission.

Rick's vast client list includes organizations, many major corporations, and non-profit groups have hired Rick Searfoss to deliver a powerful speech to inspire people to take it up a notch and go to the next level. Rick Searfoss is well known for his ability to combine his business, technical and international experience with your organization's unique mission, and deliver a presentation specifically customized to your situation.

Rick Searfoss has different presentations designed for groups as diverse high tech, low tech, and even no tech sales, and service, for banking, finance insurance, engineering, safety, aeronautics, technology and manufacturing.

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