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Norman E. Thagard

Norman E. Thagard

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 07/03/1943
  • First Flight: 06/18/1983
  • Last Flight: 03/14/1995


Norman E. Thagard, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 5 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3, 1943), (Capt, USMC, Ret.), is an American scientist and former U.S. Marine Corps officer and naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He is the first American to ride to space on board a Russian vehicle, and can be considered the first American cosmonaut. He did on this on March 14, 1995, in the Soyuz TM-21 spacecraft for the Russian Mir-18 mission.

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