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Robert C. Springer

Robert C. Springer

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 05/21/1942
  • First Flight: 03/13/1989
  • Last Flight: 11/15/1990


Robert C. Springer, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Robert Clyde “Bob” Springer is a retired American astronaut and test pilot who flew as a Mission Specialist on two NASA Space Shuttle missions in 1989 and 1990. A decorated aviator in the United States Marine Corps, Springer also flew more than 500 combat sorties during the Vietnam War. He has logged over 237 hours in space and 4,500 hours flying time, including 3,500 hours in jet aircraft.

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