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Holly Hill area in Orangeburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr.

(Capt. USN)

 
 
Highway Interchanges 169 A-B of I-26 and 86 A-B of I-95 Named in Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
1. Highway Interchanges 169 A-B of I-26 and 86 A-B of I-95 Named in Honor Marker
Inscription.  
Highway Interchanges 169 A-B of I-26
and 86 A-B of I-95 Named in Honor
of
Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr.
(Capt. USN)

Graduated Holly Hill High School 1967
BS Degree Aerospace Engineering,
US Naval Academy 1971
Naval aviator USS Fox, Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam War
USS Midway, Japan; USS John F. Kennedy
Graduated Distinction US Naval Test Pilot School
Selected Astronaut Candidate 1984
Inducted into State Of South Carolina's
Order of Palmetto, 1989
Pilot Shuttle Mission STS- 38, 7-15-1990
Commander Shuttle Mission STS-51, 9-21-1993
Director of Mir, Joint American Russian Space
Activities 1995
Dedicated
Jan. 25, 1996

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExploration.
 
Location. 33° 19.109′ N, 80° 32.833′ W. Marker is in Holly Hill area, South Carolina, in Orangeburg County. Marker is on Interstate 26 near Interstate 95, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holly Hill SC 29059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Astrounaut Frank L. Culbertson image. Click for full size.
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2. Astrounaut Frank L. Culbertson
other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moorefield Memorial Highway (approx. 3˝ miles away); Shady Grove Camp Ground (approx. 4.1 miles away); Providence Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Bart's Corner (approx. 5.1 miles away); Target Methodist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Holly Hill (approx. 7.7 miles away); Walnut Grove Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Holly Hill (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr.. Frank L. Culbertson - Captain, United States Navy
Time in space: 143days 14hours 50minutes
Selection:1984 NASA Group
Missions: STS-38, STS-51, STS-105, Expedition 3, STS-108
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Lee Culbertson Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy,. He served as the commander of the International Space Station for almost four months in 2001 and was the only American not on Earth when the 9/11 attacks occurred. (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. NASA Biographical Data, Frank L. Culbertson Jr. Culbertson spent one year as Deputy Program Manager for Operations of the International Space Station Program (Submitted on May 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Highway Interchanges Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
3. Highway Interchanges Marker
Highway Interchanges Marker seen with I-95 in upper background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
4. Highway Interchanges Marker seen with I-95 in upper background
Highway Interchanges Marker, at right, seen along I-26 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 3, 2011
5. Highway Interchanges Marker, at right, seen along I-26
STS-38 Crew, Culbertson at front left image. Click for full size.
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration
6. STS-38 Crew, Culbertson at front left
STS 51 Crew, Frank L. Culbertson at far left image. Click for full size.
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration
7. STS 51 Crew, Frank L. Culbertson at far left
STS-105 Crew image. Click for full size.
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration
8. STS-105 Crew
This is the portrait for the astronaut and cosmonaut crew members comprising STS-105, including the base crew (bottom center) of astronauts and the replacement or "up" crew (upper right) who will serve Expedition Three, scheduled to replace the Expedition Two (upper left) cosmonaut/astronaut trio or the "down" crew currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Scott J. Horowitz (front right in the bottom grouping) is STS-105 crew commander. Joining him are (from left in the same photo) astronauts Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, pilot; and Patrick G. Forrester and Daniel T. Barry, both mission specialists. Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. (center in the upper right grouping), commander, is flanked by cosmonauts Mikhail Tyurin (left) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov, both flight engineers representing Rosaviakosmos. Expected to move from the station over to the Space Shuttle Discovery for their return to Earth after a long stay aboard the ISS are (from left in the upper left gathering) astronaut James S. Voss, cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev and astronaut Susan J. Helms. Usachev, representing Rosaviakosmos, is Expedition Two commander; with Voss and Helms serving as flight engineers.
STS 108 Launch image. Click for full size.
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration
9. STS 108 Launch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 776 times since then. Last updated on November 11, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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