Don Lind

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Birthday
18, 1930
Birthplace
Utah
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1930 (age 88)
Birthplace
Utah

About

Astronaut who waited longer than any American astronaut to fly in space.

Before Fame

He applied for NASA's third group of scientists but didn't have enough flight hours, and was too old for the fourth group; NASA later changed the age restriction.

Trivia

He was selected as part of the "Original Nineteen" in 1966 but did not fly into space until 1985, serving as Mission Specialist.

Family Life

He married Kathleen Maughan and had seven children.

Associated With

He and Alfred Worden were in NASA's fifth group of astronauts.