7 Persons on Mission STS-51-D

Charles D. Walker
space

Real/Birth Name:
Charles David Walker
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Payload specialist.

Space Missions:

STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-61-B
Shuttle Atlantis, launched November 26, 1985

Duration: 6d 21h.

David Griggs
space, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Stanley David Griggs
Also Known As:
S. David Griggs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Flew shuttle Discovery. First unscheduled EVA. Died in a plane crash flying a World War II vintage training aircraft doing stunts.

Space Missions:

STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.

Donald Williams
space, engineer, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Edward Williams
Also Known As:
Donald E. Williams
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, mechanical engineer, test pilot. Navy pilot in Vietnam War, 330 combat missions. 287 hours and 35 minutes in space.

Space Missions:

STS-34
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 18, 1989

Duration: 4d 23h.
STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.

Jake Garn
Senator, space, aviator, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Jacob Garn
Also Known As:
Sen. E. Jake Garn
Nickname(s):
Jake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Senator from Utah, 1974 to 1993. Republican. Flew on shuttle Discovery, April 1985. Was severely affected by "space sickness" on the flight.

Space Missions:

STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.

Jeffrey Hoffman
space, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Jeffrey Alan Hoffman
Also Known As:
Jeffrey A. Hoffman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 9 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-35
Shuttle Columbia, launched December 02, 1990

Duration: 8d 23h.
STS-46
Shuttle Atlantis, launched July 31, 1992

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-61
Shuttle Endeavour, launched December 02, 1993

Duration: 10d 19h.
STS-75
Shuttle Columbia, launched February 22, 1996

Duration: 15d 17h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Karol Bobko
space

Real/Birth Name:
Karol Joseph Bobko
Also Known As:
Karol J. Bobko
Nickname(s):
Bo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut, pilot (1983); mission commander (1985.)

Space Missions:

STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-51-J
Shuttle Atlantis, launched October 03, 1985

Duration: 4d 1h.
STS-6
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 04, 1983

Duration: 5d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rhea Seddon
space, doctor

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Rhea Seddon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 15 days before her 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Robert Gibson by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Flew three Space Shuttle flights, mission specialist and payload commander. Over 30 days in space.

Space Missions:

STS-40
Shuttle Columbia, launched June 05, 1991

Duration: 9d 2h.
STS-51-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 12, 1985

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-58
Shuttle Columbia, launched October 18, 1993

Duration: 14d 0h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

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