Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
He has logged over 3,000 hours of flying time.
From August 1972 to June 1979, England was a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
In 1979 he returned to the Johnson Space Center, as a senior scientist-astronaut (mission specialist), was assigned to the operation mission development group of the astronaut office, and eventually managed that group.
Dr. England was a mission specialist on the Spacelab-2 mission (STS 51-F), which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 29, 1985. He was accompanied by Col. Charles G. Fullerton (spacecraft commander), Col. Roy D. Bridges (pilot), fellow mission specialists, Drs. Karl G. Henize, and F. Story Musgrave, as well as two payload specialists, Drs. Loren Acton, and John-David Bartoe. This mission was the first pallet-only Spacelab mission and the first mission to operate the Spacelab Instrument Pointing System (IPS). It carried 13 major experiments of which seven were in the field of astronomy and solar physics, three were for studies of the Earth's ionosphere, two were life science experiments, and one studied the properties of superfluid helium. During the mission Dr. England was responsible for activating and operating the Spacelab systems, operating the Instrument Pointing System (IPS), and the Remote Manipulator System (RMS), assisting with experiment operations, and performing a contingency EVA had one been necessary. After 126 orbits of the earth, STS 51-F Challenger landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on August 6,1985. With the completion of this flight England has logged 188 hours in space.
Dr. England was Program Scientist for Space Station from May 1986 through May 1987. From June 1987 through December 1987, he taught Remote Sensing Geophysics at Rice University.
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