George Nelson

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Birthday
13, 1950
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1950 (age 68)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Retired NASA astronaut and veteran of three space flights. A member of the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, he won numerous honors, including several NASA Space Flight Medals and a NASA Exceptional Service Medal.

Before Fame

He earned a PhD in astronomy from George Washington University.

Trivia

He logged ten hours of EVA (extra-vehicular activity) time.

Family Life

His marriage to Susie Nelson produced two children: Marti and Aimee.

Associated With

He flew on the first mission after the Challenger explosion that killed Judith Resnik.