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Donald H. Peterson

Donald H. Peterson

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 10/22/1933
  • Date of Death: 05/27/2018
  • First Flight: 04/04/1983
  • Last Flight: 04/04/1983


Donald H. Peterson, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Donald Herod Peterson was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Peterson was originally selected for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, but, when that was canceled, he became a NASA astronaut in September 1969. He was a mission specialist on STS-6 on board Challenger. During the mission Peterson performed a spacewalk to test the new airlock and space suits. He logged 120 hours in space. Peterson retired from NASA in 1984.

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