Karol Bobko

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Birthday
23, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Astronaut involved in the 1975 Apollo–Soyuz Test Project, a 1985 Space Shuttle Discovery mission, and a 1985 U.S. Department of Defense mission aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis. He was also the first pilot to fly the doomed Space Shuttle Challenger, carrying out a successful 1983 voyage aboard the shuttle.

Before Fame

He achieved the rank of Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Trivia

He flew on three Space Shuttle missions and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City as a member of a family of Polish heritage.

Associated With

He and fellow astronaut James Irwin were both Colonels in the U.S. Air Force.