Crippen, Robert L.

NASA astronaut, flew 4 Space Shuttle missions, 3 as commander

Price: $65.00

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(B. 1937) US Navy NASA astronaut, flew on four Space Shuttle missions, including three as commander; recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Piloted 1st orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle program (STS-1, 1981), commanded 3 additional shuttle flights: STS-7, 1983; STS-41C, 1984; and STS-41G, 1984. He presided over the first 5-person crew (STS-7, crew included Sally Ride, 1st US woman in space), 1st satellite repair operation (STS-41-C, repaired Solar Maximum Mission satellite), and 1st 7-person crew (STS-41-G). Named commander of the STS-62A mission cancelled after Challenger Disaster. Director, Space Shuttle at NASA HQ in Washington Ian. 1990–Jan. 1992, responsible for overall Shuttle program requirements, performance, and total program control, including budget, schedule and program content. Director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Jan. 1992-Jan. 1995. 10 x 8 ISP, color NASA portrait in space suit holding helmet, printed name at bottom

Condition: Very good, barely perceptible vertical bend
Type:Photograph






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