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S. David Griggs

S. David Griggs

  • Status: Died While In Active Service
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 09/07/1939
  • Date of Death: 06/17/1989
  • First Flight: 04/12/1985
  • Last Flight: 04/12/1985


S. David Griggs, 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.

Stanley David Griggs was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He is credited with conducting the first unscheduled extra-vehicular activity of the space program during Space Shuttle mission STS-51-D. Griggs was killed when the vintage World War II-era training aircraft he was piloting – a North American AT-6D (registration N3931S) – crashed near Earle, Arkansas.

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