5 Persons on Mission STS-8

Dale Gardner
space

Real/Birth Name:
Dale Allan Gardner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-51-A
Shuttle Discovery, launched November 08, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

Daniel Brandenstein
space

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Charles Brandenstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

STS-32
Shuttle Columbia, launched January 09, 1990

Duration: 10d 21h.
STS-49
Shuttle Endeavour, launched May 07, 1992

Duration: 8d 21h.
STS-51-G
Shuttle Discovery, launched June 17, 1985

Duration: 7d 1h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guion Bluford
space, engineer, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
Guion Stewart Bluford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77, 29 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. The first African-American in space.

Space Missions:

STS-39
Shuttle Discovery, launched April 28, 1991

Duration: 8d 7h.
STS-53
Shuttle Discovery, launched December 02, 1992

Duration: 7d 7h.
STS-61-A
Shuttle Challenger, launched October 30, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Richard Truly
space

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Harrison Truly
Also Known As:
Richard H. Truly
Nickname(s):
Dick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 19 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first astronaut to head NASA. Missions ALT (Approach and Landing Tests.)

Space Missions:

STS-2
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

William E. Thornton
space, doctor, educator

Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Thornton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and doctor. Spacelab-3.

Space Missions:

Spacelab-3
STS-51-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 29, 1985

Duration: 7d 0h.
STS-8
Shuttle Challenger, launched August 30, 1983

Duration: 6d 1h.
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