Byron Lichtenberg

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Birthday
19, 1948
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
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Birthday
19, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

The first astronaut to serve as Payload Specialist on a NASA Space Shuttle mission.

Before Fame

He was a U.S. Air Force pilot and survived 238 combat missions during the Vietnam War.

Trivia

He founded Payload Systems, Inc., which has provided hardware and support for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.

Family Life

He married and had five children.

Associated With

He is a pilot like fellow astronaut Michael Collins.