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Steven Hawley

Steven Hawley

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/12/1951
  • First Flight: 08/30/1984
  • Last Flight: 07/23/1999


Steven Hawley, 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.

Steven Alan Hawley is a former NASA astronaut who flew on five U.S. Space Shuttle flights. He is professor of physics and astronomy and director of engineering physics at the University of Kansas.

Following an aborted attempt to launch STS-41-D where two main engines were stopped shortly after they started because the third failed to start, Hawley is reported to have broken the tense atmosphere in the shuttle cabin, saying, “I thought we’d be a lot higher at MECO!”

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